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Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

APCoAB

APCoAB, a programme of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), is an apolitical forum with a goal to enhance the benefits of biotechnologies and bioresources for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.

CURRENT NEWS

Australia Approves Commercial Release of GM Indian Mustard
24 November
2022

Commercial release of GM Indian mustard does not require specific risk treatment measures which is considered healthy and safety for consumption and environment......Read more

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Food crops made 20% more efficient at harnessing sunlight
03 November
2022

Scientists have made a breakthrough in a genetic approach that improves food crops to convert sunlight energy into food with better photosynthesis......Read more

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Sequestering carbon on a gigaton scale: How gene editing can address climate change by reducing atmospheric emissions
01 November
2022

Biotechnological innovations can be employed for cutting emissions thereby reducing atmospheric carbon concentrations......Read more

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The Future of Breadfruit in the Fight Against Food Insecurity
27 October
2022

Breadfruit is particularly well suited for low-latitude agricultural regions, where higher levels of food insecurity are predicted to rise in years to come......Read more

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Assam names biodiversity heritage site to conserve flood-resistant wild paddy variety
25 October
2022

Assam State Biodiversity Board (ASBB) of India declared, which recently declared the 0.40 hectare land inside the Borjuli tea estate as 'Borjuli Wild Rice Biodiversity Heritage Site' in North-eastern Himalayas......Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

Kenyan Government has lifted a long-standing ban on GMO after a decade
02 December 2022

To address deceleration of Kenya’s food production, maize for instance, the Government approved GMO cultivation and imports into the country......Read More

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Indonesian government goes for GM soybean to sustain food security
30 November 2022

To balance the dependence on import of soybean which has 90% of national demand, the Indonesian government has multiple measures including using superior domestic varieties, GMOs or imported seeds......Read More

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The state governments of Haryana and Karnataka, India and the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change approve confined field trials of herbicide tolerant of GM cotton and GM maize
25 November 2022

Rallis India Limited is approved to have confined field trials......Read More

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Based on lengthy public consultation, Wealth Canada concludes crops developed through Gene Editing are safe and not to require pre-market safety assessment in most cases
21 November 2022

Health Canada’s guidelines include a mechanism for all gene-edited varieties to ensure the grain sector continues to provide commercial transparency......Read More

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More than 65,000 farmers grew GM brinjal in Bangladesh during 2020/21
04 November 2022

Several studies accompanying significant increase for cultivation and commercialization indicate that more and more farmers have been in favor of planting GM brinjal......Read More

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

TSIPS-FFTC INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTELLIGENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR SEEDS AND SEEDLINGS

Date: November 10, 2022 
Organizers: TSIPS, FFTC, APAARI, COA, Informa Markets, APCoAB
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Program | Paper and presentation

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WEBINAR SERIES FOR POPULARIZING PLANT TISSUE CULTURE IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES TOWARDS REALIZING ITS POTENTIAL

Date: May 31, 2022 Webinar 1: Banana, Root and Tuber Crops (Banana & Potato) | Registration Link
June 30, 2022 Webinar 2: Perennial fruits/cash crops ((Date palm, Pomegranate & Sugarcane) | Registration Link
July 29, 2022 Webinar 3: Tree/ Woody Plants (Bamboo & Teak) | Registration Link
August 26, 2022 Webinar 4: Ornamentals Plants | Registration Link

Organizers: APAARI, BCIL, APCoAB
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VIRTUAL REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON APPLICATION OF MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC GENETIC RESOURCES – NOMINATIONS

Date and Time: Module 1: Genetic Diversity and Ex-Situ Conservation (8 days; 16 to 23 December 2021)
Module 2: Aquatic Animal Diseases and Biosecurity (9 days; 4 to 12 January 2022)
Module 3: Genomics and Bioinformatics (9 days; 13 to 21 January 2022)

Organizers: ICAR, NBFGR, APAARI, APCoAB
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Training Brochure | Application AqGR Training

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON “INNOVATION AND APPLICATION OF ANIMAL VACCINES AND HEALTH-PROMOTION FEED ADDITIVES FOR ANTIBIOTICS-FREE ERA IN LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY”

Date and Time: November 11-12, 2021; 07:30-16:00 and 08:30-09:50 (ICT)
Organizers: FFTC, TLRI
Partners: DST-Taiwan, AHRI, BAPHIQ, ATRI, TIER, APAARI, APCoAB
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Concept Note | Programme

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VIRTUAL REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON AGROFORESTRY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS OF FARMERS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Date and Time: October 13-14, 2021; 11:00-14:15 (ICT)
Organizers: APAARI, CIFOR-ICRAF, APCoAB, COA
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Concept Note | Technical Programme

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WEBINAR SERIES ON APPLICATIONS OF GENE EDITING IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

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Organizers: APAARI, KBCH, BCIL, APCoAB

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VIRTUAL REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON INVESTMENT IN MODERN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ON LIVELIHOODS OF FARMERS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Date and Time: August 2-3, 2021; 11:00-14:15 (ICT)
Organizers: APAARI, APCoAB, PCAARRD, COA, CLA, FSII
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Concept NoteTentative Technical ProgrammeSpeakers' Presentations

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WEBINAR ON THE ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDES, VETERINARY DRUGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS

Topic: The QuEChERSER mega method for the analysis of pesticides, veterinary drugs and environmental contaminants
Date:
9 AM EDT (New York Time), April 19, 2021

Lecturer: Dr. Steven Lehotay (Lead Scientist at USDA-ARS)

Zoom ID: 925 9736 2164
Password: 2021
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REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON BIOTECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS IN AQUATIC GENETIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EX SITU CONSERVATION

Date: December 7-18, 2020
Organizer: ICAR, NBFGR, APAARI and APCoAB

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE PRACTICE AND BENEFITS OF CIRCULAR AGRICULTURE IN WASTE REDUCING AND RECYCLING

Date: November 5-6, 2020
Location: Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC), Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: COA, FFTC and TLRI
Partner: APAARI and APCoAB 

Concept Note and Tentative Programme

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REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON AGRICULTURALLY IMPORTANT MICROORGANISMS

Date: October 28, 2020
Organizer: ICAR-NBAIM, APAARI, APCoAB and COA

Concept Note and Tentative Technical Programme

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APCOAB STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: July 7, 2020
Organizer: APAARI and APCoAB

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INTERNATIONAL HANDS-ON TRAINING ON GENOME EDITING TECHNOLOGIES

Date: October 14-25, 2019
Location: ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad, India 
Organizer: ICRISAT, BioNCube, APAARI, APCoAB, GLDC

ICRISAT and APAARI under its programme on APCoAB jointly announce to organize an International Hands-on Training on Genome Editing Technologies.

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Tentative Training Programme

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INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON IN VITRO AND CRYOPRESERVATION APPROACHES FOR CONSERVATION OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES

Date: November 5-19, 2019
Location: New Delhi, India 
Organizer: ICAR-NBPGR, Bioversity International, APAARI, APCoAB

International Training Course on ‘In Vitro and Cryopreservation Approaches for Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources is being jointly organized by ICAR-NBPGR, Bioversity International APAARI and APCoAB. Last date of receiving applications is June 30, 2019.

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REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FISH AND MARINE GENETIC RESOURCES AND THEIR AMELIORATION

Date: July 10-12, 2019
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Organizer: APAARI, APCoAB, COA, SLCARP, NARA, NAQDA, MEPA

A Regional Workshop on Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration is being organized by APAARI, APCoAB in collaboration with SLCARP, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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WORKSHOP ON INNOVATIONS IN AGRIBUSINESS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Date: July 1-5, 2019
Location: Taipei, Taiwan 
Organizer: APO, COA, APAARI, APCoAB

A workshop on Innovations in Agribusiness for Young Entrepreneurs being organized at Taipei, Taiwan. Under program of APCoAB, 7 participants from Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka have been sponsored to attend this workshop. 

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WORKSHOP ON UNDERUTILIZED ANIMAL RESOURCES OF ASIA-PACIFIC AND THEIR AMELIORATION

Date: March 4-6, 2019
Location: Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia)
Organizer: APAARI, MARDI, APCoAB, COA, ACIAR

A workshop on ‘Underutilized Animal Resources of Asia-Pacific and their Amelioration’ will be organized by APAARI/APCoAB in collaboration with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia. 

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SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM ON DRYLAND AGROBIODIVERSITY FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Date: 13 February 2019
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India 
Organizer: APAARI, MARDI, APCoAB, COA, ACIAR, DVS, UPM

Co-organized by ISPGR, Bioversity International,APAARI, United Nations Environment Programme UNEP, APCoAB during the 13th Internatinal Conference on Development of Drylands (ICDD-2019)

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BLOGS

Gene Editing can help in Sustainable Agriculture

New breeding techniques (NBT), precisely gene-editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 allow scientists to develop more nutritious, climate-resilient and crops for sustainable farming systems without introducing any foreign DNA from other plant species. However, the anti-GMO...

Gene Editing Can Re-engineer Climate-friendly Crops

Gene editing is the new advanced tool for crop improvement that may contribute significantly to sustainable food production. It can do so making crops efficient in the use of soil and water resources and developing pest and disease-resistant crops to bring down...

LATEST PUBLICATION

Investment in Modern Agricultural Biotechnology and its Socio-Economic Impact on Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia-Pacific - Proceedings and Recommendations

The role of application of agricultural biotechnology in facing the challenges of food security and nutrition....
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PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

Policy Paper on Scaling up the Adoption of GM Maize in Emerging Economies: Economic and Policy Lessons from The Philippines

Maize is important in emerging economies....
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Tissue Culture-Raised Apple Rootstock in India – A Success Story

Apple ranks fourth in production globally....
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Success Story on Induced Systemic Resistance

A New Hope for Malaysian Papaya Industry....
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Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG  – A Success Story

Success Story on Sheep and Goats in Fiji and PNG.... Read more

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e-Compandium of Training Module on Biotechnological Tools in Aquatic Genetic Resource Management and Ex Situ Conservation

Link for registration: https://e-nbfgr.nbfgr.res.in/home/index... Read more

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Regional Capacity Building Programme on Biotechnological Tools in Aquatic Genetic Resource Management and Ex Situ Conservation – Brochure

Regional Capacity Building Programme .... Read more

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Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Country Status Reports

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine.... Read more

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Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources and their Amelioration – Proceedings and Recommendations

Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine.... Read more

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13th International Conference on Development of Drylands - Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green – Proceedings

13th International Conference on Development of Drylands.... Read more

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APCoAB Brochure (2020)

This publication provides a brief account of the mission, objectives, strategy and activities of Asia-pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology. Read more

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