APAARI members are classified as:
- Regular members: NARS in the Asia-Pacific region
- Associate Members: IARCs, CG Centres, ARIs, agricultural universities having an interest in the region
- Reciprocal members: Other regional/global ARD fora that recognize APAARI also as their member with condition of mutual waiver of any membership fee.
- Affiliate Members: Agricultural universities and research institutions beside NARS, but with no voting right.