ACIAR is an arm of the Australian Government’s Official Development Assistance Program. Its charter is to commission research that leads to more productive and sustainable agriculture through collaborative projects involving Australia and developing-country partners. In helping developing countries to help themselves ACIAR aims to help them become self-sufficient in tackling their own problems.
Australian scientists are encouraged to use their skills for the benefit of partner countries while at the same time contributing to solutions of Australia’s own agricultural problems. Australia is a world leader in agricultural research, and much of our scientists’ expertise is relevant to the challenges and problems encountered in countries across the Asia-Pacific and beyond.