APAARI is the implementing organisation of “Improving Phytosanitary Trade Compliance in Bangladesh” Project till September 2022.
The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) was established in 1990 by the Food and Agriculture rganization of the United Nations (FAO) and Governments of China, Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Western Samoa.
It is a membership-based, apolitical, multi-stakeholder, and inter-governmental regional organization. As an important intermediary in
the region, it is bridging national, regional and global stakeholders to bring about collective change in agri-food systems of Asia-Pacific.
APAARI’s wide network of members and partners comprises of national agricultural research institutes (NARIs) and national agricultural research organizations (NAROs), international agricultural research centres, higher education institutions, civil society (farmers’ organizations – FOs and non-governmental organizations – NGOs), international development organizations and the private sector. The close links and collaboration with these stakeholders are instrumental in strengthening agri-food research and innovation systems towards more sustainable development in Asia-Pacific region.
Foreseeing the future and working in the frontier areas through collaboration and partnership to realize the full
potential of scientific research and innovation for sustainable development, advancing ideas and innovations, and encouraging
creativity and initiatives.
Functioning as a capable and motivated organization providing an enabling environment for
attaining excellence by investing available resources optimally to leverage the full potential of research and innovation for development.
Continually enhancing knowledge and skills to identify opportunities and capitalize on them for the growth and
development of community, system, the nation and the weaker and smaller NARIs and NAROs.
Strongly believing that only involving and including the contributions of all potential players
and fully harnessing opportunities in partnerships and collaboration both nationally and internationally, with greater equity in
participation and sharing of benefits, can meet the growing aspirations of all its stakeholders.
Operating with the highest performance standards and integrity, openness and transparency
and maintaining high quality in its administration, management and oversight
Following the call of the APAARI General Assembly to revisit the APAARI Vision 2025 in 2014 and to reprioritize its activities to meet the needs of a changing development context, APAARI developed its Vision 2030 for strengthened research and innovations for sustainable agricultural development. The APAARI Vision 2030 aligns to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and suggests a strategic direction for the future development of agri-food research and innovation systems in the region. The Vision also influenced the development of the APAARI Strategic Plan 2017-2022, which is the main strategy instrument to guide the programmes, projects and activities of the Association.