Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology

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 for sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness.


Asia-Pacific Symposium on Molecular Breeding - Proceedings

The publication reports the proceeding of the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Molecular Breeding, held from 1-3 October 2013 at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Centre. The event brought together more than 60 scientists involved with plant and animal breeding from 11 Asia-Pacific countries. The symposium program was divided into three parts: The first part provided a technical update on marker-assisted selection in breeding and on genotyping innovations; the second part reported on the status and the progress of molecular breeding in the countries represented in the symposium; and the final part comprised a networking session designed to build bridges between the research institutions in the region to enhance collaboration in marker-assisted selection for improvement of priority crop and animals.

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