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1 Presented on behalf of: Dr. Raj S. Paroda Executive Secretary - APAARI

2 To promote the de velopment of National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) in the Asia-Pacific region through facilitation of intra-regional, inter- institutional and international cooperation.

3 Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) in the Asia –Pacific region is effectively promoted and facilitated through novel partnerships among NARS and other related organizations so that it contributes to sustainable improvements in the productivity of agricultural systems and to the quality of the natural resource base that underpins agriculture, thereby enhancing food and nutrition security, economic and social well being of communities and the integrity of the environment and the services it provides.

4 APAARI Membership Members –ACIAR, AREO, BAR, BARC, CARP, COA, DOA, IAC, ICAR, JIRCAS, MAFF, MARD, MARDI, MCFF, NARC, NARI, PARC, PCARRD, and RDA Associate Members –AIT, AVRDC, CGPRT/CAPSA, CIMMYT, ICARDA, ICBA, ICIMOD, ICRISAT, IFPRI, ILRI, IPGRI, IRRI, IWMI, and WFC Reciprocal Members –AARINENA, APAFRI, APSA, and NACA

5 APAARI Organizational Structure General Assembly Executive Committee ProgramsNetworks APARISAPCoAB Information sharing Advocacy for ICT in ARD Capacity building Information integration Policy support Capacity building Information dissemination Research networking Crops Livestock Fruits Fiber Others

6 Strengthening NARS through Cooperation/Collaboration Knowledge and Information Sharing Research Networking Human Resource Development and Trainings Policy Advocacy Technology Transfer Publications APAARI Activities

7 APAARI Strategic Areas Agricultural Biotechnology Information and Communication Management in ARD Post-harvest Technologies Thematic Research Networks for Crop, Livestock and Fisheries sectors

8 1.Priority Setting by NARS in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1996 2.Management & Strengthening of Research Networks in The Asia-Pacific Region, 1997 3.Research Management Mechanisms of NARS, 1998 4.Development of APAARI Vision 2025, 1999 5.Strategies to Implement APAARI Vision 2025, 2000 6.Development of a Regional Agricultural Information System, 2000

9 7. Regional Priority Setting For Agricultural Research for Development in the Asia-Pacific Region, 2001 8. Status of Biotechnology in Agriculture in Asia and Pacific, 2002 9. Development of Second Phase of APARIS, 2002 10. Strengthening of Research Partnership through Networks and Consortia, 2002 11. Strengthening Regional Agricultural Information System and Research Networks, 2003 12. Post-harvest Technologies for Ensuring Food Security and Value Addition for Enhanced Income, 2004

10 Partnership, Networking, Information and Communication Technology Human resource development Improving research management Publication enhancement for technology transfer Setting strategic directions, Policy dialogue and advice, Impact assessment, Sustainability of APAARIs efforts Harnessing Agricultural Science for better future Engineering the NARS Growth oriented and responsive governance M E C H A N I S M S G O A L S

11 Expert Consultation On Strategies to Implement APAARI Vision 2025, 8-10 November 2000, Chiang Rai, Thailand ARD PRIORITY SETTING FOR SUB-REGIONS West & South-Asia July 5-7, 2001, at ICRISAT, India East & South-East Asia June 27-28, 2001 at IRRI, Philippines Pacific, October 29-30, 2001 in Fiji

12 Expert Consultation On Agricultural Research For Development In The Asia-Pacific Region, 12-13 November, 2001 Common Areas Natural Resource Management Genetic Resources Commodity Chain Development Meeting Protein Demands Tree and Forest Management Cross Cutting Information Management Capacity Building – HRD; Institutional; Research Policy development (food insecurity and poverty mapping)

13 NACA 1980 Inter-Govt. BAPNET 1991 IPGRI PGR 1991 IPGRI CLAN 1992 ICRISAT TAMNET 1993 CIMMYT UTFANET 1994 ICUC CORRA 1996 IRRI GoFAR 2000 WFC INCANA 2002 AARINENA/APAARI/ CACAARI/AREO/ICARDA Network Year Facilitation

14 Objectives Advocacy to promote ICT/ICM in ARD Capacity Building in Weaker NARS Integration of National, Regional and Global Information Resources APARIS: Asia-Pacific Agricultural Research Information System

15 Publications APAARI Newsletter Success Stories for Technology Dissemination (20 so far and 3 ready) APAARI Vision – 2025 Agricultural Research Priorities in the Asia-Pacific Regional Status Reports Reports of Expert Consultations Directories of Institutions Regional Status Report on ICT/ICM in ARD APAARI – A Decade of Progress APAARI on CD

16 Identify others involved in similar activities and collaborate Develop promotional materials for APARIS Value Additions – new functions and databases Organize specialized group discussion forums Develop monitoring procedures

17 Three ICT/ICM Expert Consultations for members and NINPs, and one Training of NINPs from LDCs APAARI Homepage and Publication Dissemination ARD Related Databases APAARI on CD (including 20 success stories) ARD Information Gateway and Experts Database Regional Status Report on ICT/ICM in ARD Active Participation in Regional and International Agricultural Information Networks

18 Commitment of member NARS Involvement of NINPs Capacity Building Programs (Digital Divide Issue) Source of Funding Collaborations (GFAR, CGIAR, FAO, APAN, RFs, and Others) Expansion of User Base (students & farmers)

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20 Regional Workshop for Integrating National Agricultural Information Systems – Development of Training Materials (2005) Three Sub-regional Training Workshops - Training of NAIS Trainers – (2005 & 2006) APAARI facilitated e-Learning module for National Workshops to Train at least One Information Officer from each National Institute (2006 & 2007)

21 Issues: Ethics Food and Environmental safety Economic Consideration Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Diverse Stakeholders

22 Strategy: Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology, an APAARI initiative established in January 2004 First Steering Committee Meeting held on 8 April 2004 at Bangkok, Thailand to finalize road map and work plan APCoAB Activities: Policy Advocacy, Research Networking, Capacity Building, and Information Dissemination

23 A Neutral Platform Involvement of all Stakeholders –Public institutions –International Centers and Organizations –Private Sector and Foundations –NGOs –Farmers Organizations A Facilitator

24 Issues Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Safety Ethics and Biosafety Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Access Capacity Building Partnership – Public and Private Public Awareness

25 Mission To act as a neutral platform to achieve following mission: To harness the benefits of agricultural biotechnology for the achievement of society in the Asia-Pacific Region

26 Vision To enhance the benefits of biotechnologies for the sustainable agricultural development in the Asia- Pacific region, through greater stakeholder partnerships, improved policy environment, enhanced capacity building and greater public awareness

27 Capacity Building -Facilitate Public Awareness -Conduct training programmes/awareness campaign on : Biosafety, bioethics & related issues Issues related to IPRs, patenting and benefit sharing Research -Services oriented focal point - Research Prioritization involving all stakeholders -Facilitate promotion of Ag-biotechnologies through partnership initiatives Policy -Advisory role to policy makers on biosafety issues of GMOs & other biotech products Policies for the exchange of material and technology Knowledge Resources & Dissemination - Providing basic information and links with other websites - At all levels based on scientific information in a reader friendly way APCoAB (Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology )

28 Organizations – (5) GFAR, AARINENA, APAARI, CACAARI, ICARDA NARS – Azerbaijan, Egypt, Jordan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Private Sector – India, Greece

29 Country wise R7D Status Information and Germplasm Exchange Regional Varietal Trials Collaboration for: - Hybrid Cotton Research - Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Bt Cotton - Cotton-Wheat Rotation Issues Addressed

30 Establishment of a website and publication of INCANA Happenings (INCANA Secretariat) Germplasm exchange and varietals trials to be initiated (INCANA Secretariat) Sharing of IPM information and experiences by forming an IPM Group (Leader – Syria) Promotion of Hybrid Cotton and Bt Cotton (Leader – India) Publication of Success Stories on Bt Cotton in India (APAARI) and IPM in Syria (AARINENA) GFAR, AARINENA, APAARI, ICARDA and AREO to continue providing support. Also FAO has to be approached Recommendations

31 South Asia: (October, 2004) South East Asia: (Early, 2005) Pacific ICAR and ICRISAT IRRI and PACARRD New Caledonia and SPC

32 Participants of the International Workshop on Research Need Assessment and Prioritization of Agricultural Research for Development in South and Western Asia NARS – 5 (Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka) IARS – 8 (AVRDC, CIP, ICIMOD, IFPRI, ILRI, IPGRI, IRRI, IWMI) Donors – 2 (ACIAR and DFID) Farmers Organization – 3 (Indonesia, Philippines, India) NGOs – 3 (India) ICRISAT – 13 APAARI – 1

33 1. Research orientation towards Systems Approach needed (crop, livestock, horticulture, forestry etc.) To be an Inter-disciplinary and Inter-institutional approach 2. More emphasis on crop diversification is critical incorporation of food legumes and emphasis on low volume, high value species (vegetables, fruits, medicinal plants) 3. PHT, value addition, agri-business and marketing research is a weak link

34 1. Integrated watershed approach with emphasis on: - Water productivity - WUE - Reduced losses - Water quality 2. Soil health management: - Conservation tillage - Organic recycling - Efficient nutrient use 3. Assessing soil erosion and salinity

35 1. Ensuring policy support for investment in ARD and capital investment in agriculture for: - Infrastructure, credit, marketing, insurance, food, procurement, processing, export, pricing etc. 2. Technology dissemination: - Research – Extension – Farmer Linkage - Role of ICT and concern for digital divide 3. Strengthening partnership: - NARI – NARES - Regional Collaboration - Public – Private Partnership

36 PH Research and Development for Improved Food Security Enhanced Income through Value Addition Venue Bangkok, Thailand Dates 1-3 December 2004 Expert Consultation on PHT

37 1. Ensuring policy support for investment in ARD and capital investment in agriculture for: –Infrastructure, credit, marketing, insurance, food procurement, processing, export, pricing etc. Enhanced Income through Value Addition Venue Bangkok, Thailand Dates 1-3 December 2004 Institutional Support and Policy

38 APAARI-AARINENA-CACAARI-FARA in a globalized world (with GFAR Partnership) Information Sharing –RAIS Meetings under Global-RAIS Initiative Research Networking –INCANA (an example) –APCoAB (It could be an inter-regional initiative) Agricultural Biotechnology –Commonality of Issues and Concerns Future –Greater Inter-regional Cooperation in ARD

39 http://www.apaari.org


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