Partnership and collaboration with governments, national and international agricultural research organizations, regional and global fora, non-governmental and farmers’ organizations, the private sector, and international development organizations, including the United Nations, have been instrumental in pursuing APAARI’s mandate of strengthening agri-food research and innovation systems through collective actions. APAARI works as at two levels. The APAARI Secretariat plays a key role in coordination and facilitation of knowledge exchange and capacity development based on the needs of the members. APAARI also works as a Community that helps the Association diversify and enhance its role in agri-food development by capitalizing on the strengths of its members and partners to collectively deliver results that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  As such, APAARI works through its regular activities, as well as externally funded projects that it is implementing jointly with members and partners.