Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) in association with Korea Biosafety Clearing House (KBCH) and Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is organizing a webinar series on “Applications of Gene Editing in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia-Pacific Region”.

Applications of gene-editing to advance agricultural sustainability and nutrition security is receiving significant interest, with a rich pipeline of gene edited plants being developed by public and private sector organizations across the Asian continent. There is a need for science-based, predictable and proportionate regulations to encourage these innovations in gene editing and their large-scale use. Harmonization of approaches within the Asia-Pacific region is particularly important for collaboration in research, capacity development, regulation, and trade. The inputs from discussions will feed into the preparation of “Resource Document on Applications of Gene Editing in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia-Pacific Region” by subject specific international experts. This resource document is aimed to provide governments and other interested stakeholders with vital technical information needed for policy development, particularly as regards issues related to any potential regulation of gene edited plants.

The schedule of Webinar Series is given below:

21 July 2021

10.30 AM – 12.30 PM (Bangkok time)

Genome editing tools and its applications for targeted plant breeding

4 August 2021

10.30 AM – 12.30 PM (Bangkok time)

Advancing genome edited plants from lab to land

18 August 2021

10.30 AM – 12.30 PM (Bangkok time)

Enabling policies for genome editing in agriculture

Participation in the webinar will be free of charge, however advance registration will be required. For registration, please click the link below:

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