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Presentation of the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) in a nutshell.

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  1. 1. APAARI’s role in strengthening agricultural research and innovation systems
  2. 2. What is APAARI? APAARI: • Voluntary • Membership-based • Apolitical and • Partnership focused • Regional forum …working in the region since 1990 Vision: Strengthened research and innovations for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific APAARI members (69 to date) • National agricultural research institutes and organizations • Higher education institutions • Inter-governmental agencies • CGIAR and other international agricultural research centres • International development organizations • Civil society (NGOs and FOs) • Global/regional/sub-regional fora
  3. 3. What does APAARI do? Mission: • Promoting • Coordinating and • Strengthening agriculture and agri-food research and innovation systems through key programmes: • Knowledge management • Partnerships and collaboration • Capacity development • Advocacy … for sustainable agricultural development in Asia and the Pacific
  4. 4. Who are APAARI’s members? APAARI membership category  Regular (NARIs/NAROs): 21  Associate (CGIAR/IARCs): 27  Affiliate: 9  Reciprocal: 12  Total: 69 Sub-regional representation of NARS  South Asia 7  Southeast Asia* 6  East Asia 3  Australia and the Pacific 5  Total: 21 Higher education  Anand Agricultural University (India)  Assam Agricultural University (India)  Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)  Central Agricultural University (India)  CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (India)  Indian Agricultural Universities Association (IAUA)  Junagadh Agricultural University (India)  Kamdhenu University (India)  Navsari Agricultural University (India)  Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNG)  Professor Jayashankar Telengana State Agricultural University (India)  SAARC Agriculture Centre (Bangladesh)  Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences (India)  Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (India)  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (India)  University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (India)  University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (India)  University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)  Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry (India) Total: 18 CGIAR/IARCs  AVRDC  Bioversity International  CABI UK  Crops for the Future  CIMMYT  CIP  ICARDA  ICBA  ICIMOD  ICRAF  ICRISAT  IFPRI  ILRI  IRRI  IWMI  World Fish Total: 16 International partners  FAO (TAP, E-agriculture)  GFAR  UNCAPSA Total: 3 Global, regional and sub-regional fora  AARINENA (Jordan), APAFRI (Malaysia), APSA (Thailand), CACAARI (Uzbekistan), FARA (Kenya), NACA (Thailand)  AFA (Philippines)  SPC (Fiji)  GODAN Total: 9
  5. 5. Advocacy Capacity development Women and youth Partnership and networking Knowledge management Strategy 3: Inclusive development and integration of value chains targeted at benefiting smallholders Strategy 2: Management of risks and uncertainties in the AFS Strategy 4: Analysis, strengthening and formulation of public policies and overarching regulatory frameworks to support the transformation and development of AFS APAARI Strategic Plan 2017-2022 Connecting partners and stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen agriculture and agri-food research and innovation for sustainable agricultural development Contributing to the sustainable transformation and development of agriculture and agri-food systems in the Asia-Pacific region Key programmes Foresight and visioning Strategy 1: Mobilization, management and use of natural resources for sustainability of AFS APAARI governance and development Thematic areas SDGs
  6. 6. Goal Contribution Using advocacy to improve the understanding of the role of agri-food research and innovations in socio-economic development, promoting pro-poor sustainable agricultural innovations, and assisting in policy formulation to improve agricultural growth and inclusive development to reduce poverty, through advocacy tools, data analysis, and policy dialogue Promoting the shift towards healthier diets, safe and nutritious food, zero hunger, growth in productivity and incomes, maintenance of the genetic diversity of sees and genetic resources, women’s empowerment, and improved investment in agri-food research and innovations in priority areas (natural resource management, risk management and value chains) to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, through expert consultation, policy dialogue and capacity development programmes Facilitating the representation and engagement of women and youth in policy- and decision- making processes, and promoting their participation in productive and rewarding activities that are strengthening of agri-food research and innovation systems, through expert consultations, policy APAARI’s contribution to the SDGs
  7. 7. Goal Contribution Promoting innovative practices for reducing harvest and postharvest loss and wastage, through knowledge sharing, advocacy, and capacity development Promoting tools for coping with uncertainties arising from the effects of climate change, advocating for increased investments in climate-smart agriculture and other sustainable practices, promoting systems for sustainable generation and use of energy, including bio-energy and biomass, through expert consultations, policy dialogue, advocacy and capacity development Promoting utilization and integration of forests, agro-forestry and trees for sustainable transformation and development of agri-food systems, promoting agrobiodiversity, including aquaculture and fisheries, for increased agricultural productivity, efficiency and sustainability, through expert consultations, policy dialogue, advocacy and capacity development Facilitating innovative and strategic partnerships and networking to collectively work towards development outcomes, and strengthening institutional arrangements for effective research management and delivery of research outcomes, through capacity development and collaboration APAARI’s contribution to the SDGs
  8. 8.  Over 25 years of knowledge sharing, capacity development and partnership mobilization to strengthen agricultural research and innovation systems  Over 36 conferences on agri-food topics since 2000 (expert consultations, policy dialogue, capacity development programmes)  Publication and dissemination of joint agricultural publications, research and success stories  Advocacy for improved investments in agri-food research and innovation  Collaborative/partnership projects (e.g. FAO TAP and e-agriculture, IFPRI/ASTI project)  Development of APAARI Vision 2030 to respond to changing needs of agri-food systems  Strategic Plan 2017-2020 to guide APAARI (members/partners) in strengthening agri-food research and innovation systems for sustainable development APAARI’s key contribution to food security Collective actions APAARI governance and development KM Partnership and networking Capacity development Advocacy Women and youth Foresight and visioning
  9. 9. APAARI’s comparative advantage • Possessing strong links and partnerships with national agricultural research and innovation systems and b/w national, regional and global stakeholders • Able to mobilize policy/decision makers and facilitate opportunities for discussion, knowledge exchange and policy dialogue • Using its connections to maximize synergies and facilitate partnerships for collective actions • Able to bring national issues facing agri-food systems to regional and global agenda • Networking to provide technical assistance on good practices and harmonization of policies at the regional and global level
  10. 10. APAARI’s key activities in the last four years  Expert Consultation on Successful Agri-Food Innovations in Asia and the Pacific, November 2016, Taichung City, Chinese Taipei  Consultations on the development of APAARI Strategic Plan 2017-2022, throughout 2016  Reviewing and renewing APAARI Vision 2025, throughout 2015  High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research (and Innovations) in Asia-Pacific Region, December 2015, Bangkok, Thailand  Development of Communication Strategies for Adoption of Agri-biotechnology in Asia, September 2015, Chang Rai, Thailand  Capacity Development on Monitoring and Evaluation Towards Measuring Outcomes and Impacts, August 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  The Launch of Asia-Pacific Agricultural Extension and Outreach Network (APAEON) with FAO and UNCAPSA, December 2014, Bangkok, Thailand  Expert Consultation on Strengthening Linkages between Research and Extension to Promote Food and Nutrition Security, December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand  NARS-CGIAR Interactive Session for Strengthening Partnership in South Asia, October 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan  Foresight and Future Pathways of Agricultural Research through Youth, March 2013, New Delhi, India
  11. 11. Documentation and dissemination of agricultural information and knowledge
  12. 12. APAARI’s ambitions • A leading think tank with high quality expertise, regional voice and a hub of high quality capacity development, research collaboration with high priority for small holder farmers, women and youth in the region; • The most sought after repository of up-to date knowledge, information, data, and quality publications related to agricultural development and innovations in the Asia-Pacific region; • A well recognized centre of excellence to influence agri-business policy making and institutional development; • Inspiration by vigorous commitment to add value to the functions and actions of its partners and programmes; • An influential policy advocate for higher investment, capacity development, management of ARI4D institutions, knowledge, skills and technology sharing; and • An open, transparent and financially secured system with good governance practices and efficient work culture.
  13. 13. APAARI – Strengthening agricultural research and innovation systems in Asia-Pacific region Follow us: www.apaari.org http://apaari.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/APAARI http://www.twitter/APAARI www.flickr.com/photos/apaari www.linkedin.com/apaari