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SEAMEO BIOTROP’s research and development activities are aimed at enriching the existing body of knowledge on the various aspects of tropical biology across ecosystems and promoting their practical use to address present and emerging development concerns in the Southeast Asian region. Through the years, the Centre has conducted researches on the following areas: agriculture, biodiversity, biofuel, biotechnology, biosystematics, environment, forestry, fishery and other coastal resources, microorganisms, natural products, wildlife, among others.

The Centre carries out its research mandate through funding support from the Government of Indonesia, SEAMEO and partner organizations. Both in-house and collaborative researches are conducted by the Centre’s core of scientists.

SEAMEO BIOTROP boasts of its ISO accreditation that guarantees quality laboratory results such as in soil, air, water, food, and feed analyses.

Under its 9th Five-year Development Plan (FYDP 2012-2017), SEAMEO BIOTROP has focused its R&D activities in two program thrusts, namely:

Tropical Biology for Community Welfare Program which covers but not limited to the following areas of concern:

1. Food and Feed Safety and Security
2. Plant and Animal Pest and Disease Management
3. Bio-energy Development
4. Value Adding in Natural Products
5. Biotechnology

Tropical Biology for Environmental Integrity which include but not limited to the following areas of concern:

1. Biodiversity Conservation and Management
2. Landscape Restoration
3. Ecosystem Functions and Service Management
4. Ecosystem Health Monitoring

This section also provides a list of completed researches conducted by the Centre. Full copies of the research results can be requested from Knowledge Management Department (KMD).