Knowledge for Development

Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology (APCoAB)

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Date: 21/01/2011

Introduction:

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. The consortium's strategic areas include research networking, capacity building, knowledge and information dissemination and policy support on biotechnology. It has held an Expert Consultation on "Post Harvest Technology and Value Addition of Horticultural Produce" at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI, Malaysia) during December 2010.

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