APAARI is a unique voluntary, membership-based, self-mandated, apolitical and multistakeholder partnership organization in the Asia-Pacific region. Since its establishment in 1990, it has significantly contributed towards addressing regional agricultural research needs. The close links, networks, partnerships and collaboration with stakeholders that APAARI has established over the years, as well as its goodwill, authority and focus on results, make the Association a valuable actor that continues to contribute to the development of agriculture and agri-food research and innovation systems in the region.


Strengthened research and innovations for sustainable agricultural development in Asia and the Pacific.

APAARI Mission

Promoting, coordinating and strengthening agriculture and agri-food research and innovation systems through partnerships and collaboration, capacity development and advocacy for sustainable agricultural development in Asia and the Pacific.


The Asia-Pacific region benefits from values APAARI’s leadership and contribution to developing agriculture and agri-food research and innovation systems.

Core Values

While the APAARI vision, mission and goals may change to keep pace with dynamic national and international contexts, APAARI’s core values have remained intact. They continue to inspire shareholders and stakeholders with APAARI as their trusted and dependable ally for sustainable agricultural development in the region. APAARI’s core values are as below.

  • Visionary approach: Foreseeing the future and working in the frontier areas through collaboration and partnership to realize the full potential of scientific research for sustainable development, advancing ideas and innovations, and encouraging creativity and initiatives.
  • Devoted to merit and excellence: 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.
  • Learning and growing: 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.
  • Inclusiveness with equity in participation: 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.
  • Accountability with highest integrity: Operating with the highest performance standards and integrity, openness and transparency and maintaining high quality in its administration, management and oversight.
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