About Membership

According to the Constitution of APAARI, membership in the Association shall be open to national agricultural research institutions, councils, organizations and universities from countries of the region, as well as agricultural research and development fora in Asia-Pacific and other regions. In countries where agricultural research is handled directly by a government department, the relevant unit/bureau is eligible to become a member of the Association.

APAARI’s member institutions working in agri-food research and innovation in Asia-Pacific and beyond increased from nine at the APAARI establishment to over 76 to date. Through collective action, they contribute to the realization of the APAARI vision, mission and goal, and ultimately to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Membership Types

APAARI recognizes the following four different types of membership:

Membership Type: Country Core
Description: National Agricultural Research System (NARS) institution that pays a membership fee and has voting rights in APAARI.
Membership Fee (USD): 1,500 – 10,000


Membership Type: Associate
Description: International Agricultural Research Centres (IARC) and agricultural universities that pay membership fees and have voting rights.
Membership Fee (USD): 5,000


Membership Type: Affiliate
Description: Agricultural universities and research institutions beside NARS that pay lower membership fees, have no voting right.
Membership Fee (USD): 1,000 – 1,500


Membership Type: Reciprocal
Description: Other regional/global fora that also recognize APAARI as their member without paying membership fees to each other.
Membership Fee (USD): No Fee


The map below shows the geographical representation of APAARI’s members according to the different types of membership.