APAARI promotes and coordinates the national agricultural research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region.

ACIAR has a history of working with and supporting APAARI. ACIAR provides annual core funding for:

  • research communication
  • knowledge management
  • advocacy for agricultural biotechnology
  • support for capacity building
  • participation in expert consultations with agricultural research leaders in the region.

In 2020–21, ACIAR chaired the:

  • APAARI Executive Council
  • Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources.