APSA organizes visits to countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond to facilitate capacity building and business opportunities for our member companies and their employees. Past tours have included New Zealand, Netherlands, China, the United States and India. We collaborate closely with National Seed Associations in the regions we visit and welcome input and suggestions from members on future tours.
APSA facilitates expert consultations on issues that affect our members in the Asia Pacific region, including Intellectual Property rights and Phytosanitary measures with regards to seed. Industry experts, professionals and government bodies are called in to take part in open discussion at these meetings, which are usually held in Bangkok Thailand.
Research Round Tables
APSA creates opportunities for seed enterprises and research institutions and universities to hold discussions about pests and diseases that affect seed production, as well as seed movements in the Asia Pacific region. Such discussions offer members and our key stakeholders the chance to collaborate efforts to reduce the risks associated with sets of crops important to this territory. Members click here for a list of all of our upcoming Research Round Table programs.
Research Funding Consortia
APSA currently has two ongoing research projects that are being funded by groups of our members. These opportunities are sent to all members before the project starts to give them a chance to participate. Results and developments for these projects are shared with the consortia on a regular basis.
The World Vegetable Center Consortium
APSA has partnered with the World Vegetable Center to form a new vegetable breeding Consortium in advanced stage trials of climate resilient tomatoes, peppers and cucurbits. Click here for more details.