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

2022 Biotech Milestones in Review
31 January
2023

The last year captured numerous scientific and regulatory advances in the field of modern agricultural biotechnology......Read more

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COP15 nature deal hailed as 'major step' for indigenous rights
19 January
2023

The COP15 biodiversity summit has agreed a new global deal to conserve 30% of the Earth’s land and seas – which includes a recognition of indigenous peoples' rights to their land......Read more

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Government interventions improving inland fisheries and aquaculture in India
17 January
2023

The Government of India has taken steps to intensify and diversify inland fisheries and aquaculture. As a result, inland fisheries and aquaculture contributed 74.59 per cent of the total fish production in 2021-22......Read more

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‘Space seeds’: First rice seeds grown and harvested in orbit return to Earth
13 January
2023

The third batch of space science experiment samples, including the world's first rice seedlings harvested in space, arrives with Shenzhou-14's return capsule on December 4, 2022......Read more

News Source | Photo Credit: Fan Anqi, Fan Wei (Global Times) | The Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Investment into Research Must Double to Halt Climate and Food Crises by 2030
10 January
2023

CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research partnership seeks to increase funding to $2 billion annually to support global innovation in the pandemic recovery......Read more

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INFOGRAPHICS

Government of Ethiopia approves field trials for GM Potatoes resistant to blight
30 December 2022

The Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority has granted permission to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) to plant GM potatoes in a confined trial farming area. This will be the third consumable GM crop to be authorized for commercial production in Ethiopia......Read More

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Scientists have discovered that how plants control the development of stomata to reduce water loss under dry conditions
23 December 2022

Researchers at National University of Singapore’ results demonstrate that a specific 'code' highlights a key plant water conservation response. It’s helpful for them to optimize plants with different growing conditions and purpose......Read More

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Genome editing technology can be employed to create flood-tolerant rice plants
12 December 2022

Researchers at Hiroshima University are closer to identifying the molecular processes underlying how floods deprive plants of oxygen — and how to engineer hardier crops......Read More

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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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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

Application

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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

LATEST PUBLICATION

Comprehensive Report of Webinar series for popularizing Plant Tissue Culture in Asia-Pacific Region and African Countries towards realizing its potential

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

The role of application...
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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

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

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

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

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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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