International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Asia – Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI) along with APCoAB and CGIAR collaborated to conduct the Consultation Workshop on Gene Editing in Agriculture and its Regulations at ICRISAT, Hyderabad. The 2-day expert consultation brought together researchers, representatives of various public institutions and private sector, policy makers and scientists from member countries of Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), CGIAR centres, government departments and bodies including Department of Biotechnology. The consultation highlighted innovations through gene editing and their impact on the agricultural sector, reviewed status of regulatory policies around gene editing globally – particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, discussed the impact of regulatory hurdles, delays and associated high cost on technology adoption. Adopting communication strategies for enabling policies for plant and animal breeding innovations and consumer acceptance around the technology were also widely discussed. Among other stalwarts, the workshop was attended by Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.