APAARI secured a project from STDF/WTO on  Asia Pesticide Residue Mitigation through the Promotion of Biopesticides and Enhancement of Trade Opportunities. The regional project will engage public and private sector stakeholders in Asia to test a new approach, that combines non-residue producing biopesticides with conventional pesticides, to reduce trade issues linked to non-compliance with pesticide MRLs. LDCs (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal) and other developing countries (Sri Lanka and Indonesia) will participate and benefit, working in partnership with IR-4 Project at Rutgers University, USDA and Croplife Asia and advanced countries (Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore) to be involved as mentors and trainers, promoting South-South cooperation, regional networks and learning.