Asia Programs

The Minor Use Foundation works with partners across the continent to provide technical assistance, training, and capacity-building to address specialty crop grower needs and priorities.

Active Projects

ThailandBasilDowny mildew
VietnamDragon fruitWhite/brown spot
Thailand & MalaysiaPapayaBlack Rot
ThailandDurianSeed borer

Project Locations

locations of Minor Use Foundation residue trial projects in Asia

Project Photos

Asia Fruit and Nut Priorities

PriorityCommodityPestCountries Expressing Interest
1MangoFruit fliesBangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam
5DurianSeed borerThailand
6BananaFusariumMalaysia, Vietnam
8PapayaMealybugsIndonesia, Myanmar

Asia Agronomic, Vegetable and Herb Priorities

PriorityCommodityPestCountries Expressing Interest
1Corn, sweetCaterpillarsCambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar
2Pepper, chiliAnthracnosePakistan, Vietnam
3MelonThripsBrunei, Malaysia
4MelonLeaf spotsBrunei
7CabbageClub rootVietnam
8Yard-long beanAphidsLaos
10CucumberGummy stem blightVietnam

Asia Partners

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institution (APAARI)

APAARI brings together regional, national and global stakeholders to bridge gaps and strengthen agri-food research and innovation systems towards more sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)

MARDI, a statutory body under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, was established with a vision to be the preferred provider of innovative technologies for a sustainable and competitive agricultural industry by 2030. MARDI’s mission is to drive agricultural productivity and sustainability through transfer of modern, efficient, and cost-effective technologies; strengthen financial resources, talent, facilities, and infrastructure for research and development while enhancing organizational visibility and good governance through effective, efficient, transparent, and accountable management.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

MARD is a government ministry responsible for rural development and the governance, promotion and nurturing of agriculture and the agriculture industry, in Vietnam. The purview of the Ministry includes forestry, aquaculture, irrigation and the salt industry; it is also involved in water management and flood control.

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC)

MOAC is a cabinet ministry in the government of Thailand. The ministry is one of the oldest ministries in the government, tracing its existence to the 14th century. The ministry is responsible for the administration of agricultural policies, forestry, water resources, irrigation, promotion and development of farmers and cooperative systems, including agricultural manufacturing and products. As Thailand is an agricultural country with a strong agrarian tradition, the ministry is one of the most important departments in the government.