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Executive Secretary APAARI visited SAARC Agriculture Center

Dr Ravi Khetarpal, APAARI Executive Secretary, visited the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on 7 August 2018 and met with the Director and Senior Staff and have agreed upon to jointly host a workshop for participatory need-based programme development through consultations. This will help develop a plan of action for SAC in South Asia and also areas of collaboration on joint projects were...

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APAARI participate in 3rd Senior Official Meetings of APEC Economies held at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Dr Rishi Tyagi, Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB), Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), participated in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (APEC HLPD AB),  22nd Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group(ATCWG) Meeting and ABAC Food Security Symposium, on August 6-9, 2018, held at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. During APEC HLPD AB, Dr Tyagi made a presentation on “Current Status of Agricultural Biotechnology in the APEC Economies”. While discussing the status of agricultural biotechnology, he also emphasized that efforts should be made for regulatory alignment/cooperation amongst the APEC Economies which can ease out the process of adoption of the biotechnology and biotech derived products with minimum time period and cost of biosafety studies to enhance the food and nutritional security and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. He proposed that APAARI, being a regional organization working in Asia-Pacific, can play an effective role to coordinate the above activities at APEC Economies level.          Chair (centre) with representatives of APEC                   Dr Rishi Tyagi made presentation in APEC HLPD AB Economy in APEC HLPD AB APCoAB Coordinator visits Philippines research organizations Dr Rishi Tyagi, Coordinator, APCoAB, APAARI, visited Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (DOST-PCAARRD), National Institute of Molecular Biology (NIMBB) and Biotechnology, and...

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Analytical research agenda workshop by APAARI and IFPRI

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) recently held a workshop on 9-10 July 2018 in Bogor, Indonesia and attended by 15 agricultural researchers and representatives. The region is the latest area of ASTI work and support by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) with goals in implementing an analytical research agenda and transforming results into stakeholder-friendly applications. For more info of the workshop, visit this...

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Call for nominees for the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards

The CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) opens the nomination for the 2018 MAIZE-Asia Youth Innovator Awards with aims to identify contributions of young women and men below 35 years of age implementing innovations in maize-based Agri-food systems, research-for-development, seed systems, agribusiness and sustainable intensification. With the objective of creating a platform for young innovators and inspire others to get involved in maize based Agri-food systems, the recipients will be given opportunity to attend the 13th Asian Maize Conference in Ludhiana, India on October 8-12, 2018. To know more about the nomination, please visit the MAIZE site here or...

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