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11/05/2016 La Trobe heads $5m plan to revive cocoa industry in Papua New Guinea

MEDIA RELEASE
Issued by La Trobe Uni, Friday, 10 May 2016

La Trobe University is heading a just announced five-year $5 million effort to help Papua New Guinea’s ailing cocoa industry.

Led by Research Fellow in the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution, Philip Keane, the work has been funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

06/05/2016 Mr Andrew Campbell appointed new CEO of ACIAR

The Foreign Minister has today announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Campbell as incoming CEO of ACIAR. Andrew has been chosen after a comprehensive search and selection process, led by the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, supported by the Chair of ACIAR’s Commission and President of ACIAR’s Policy Advisory Council. He will commence his five year term as CEO on 31 July 2016.

03/05/2016 ACIAR and the 2016-17 Federal Budget

The 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget, presented on 3 May 2016, has allocated $103.5m to ACIAR to improve the productivity, sustainability and profitability of agricultural systems, through international agricultural research and training partnerships, and the empowerment of women and girls. ACIAR works in Australia’s national interest by contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction in the Indo-Pacific region. An additional $17.2m will be sourced from external funding partners, including DFAT.

19/04/2016 Indonesian Ambassador visits UNE for new research and teaching announcements

Indonesian Ambassador visits UNE for new research and teaching announcements
Joint media release -
University of New England (UNE) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural (ACIAR)

13/11/2015 Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative – Vanuatu Event

Vanuatu Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI) Impact Workshop and Market Day
Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November 2015  
 

The Vanuatu PARDI Impact Workshop and Market Day is an opportunity to reflect on the past five years, to celebrate successes and build on shared learning in Vanuatu to help develop the next phase of agribusiness research and development in the Pacific.

02/11/2015 Professor David Kemp receives prestigious Friendship Award by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

ACIAR would like to congratulate Professor David Kemp on receiving a prestigious Friendship Award from the Chinese Government for his contributions to China’s development.

26/10/2015 Proceedings of the conference on conservation agriculture for smallholders in Asia and Africa. 7-11 December 2014, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

The proceedings from an ACIAR-funded conference, ‘Conference on conservation agriculture for smallholders in Asia and Africa’ are now available online through Murdoch University.

 

The conference was held from 7 - 11 December 2014 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

09/09/2015 Media Release - Policy Advisory Council 2015

PRODUCTIVE PARTNERSHIPS IN RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT
The Policy Advisory Council (PAC) of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
will meet in Canberra on the 14th and 15th of September for two days of meetings focused around the theme of Productive Partnerships.

02/07/2015 2015 Crawford Fund Fellowship, June 2015

The 2015 Crawford Fund Fellowship has been awarded to Ms Aye Sandar Phyo from Myanmar. Ms Phyo is a Research Associate at the Asian Institute of Technology. She has a Master of Science (Regional and Rural Development Planning) from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

30/06/2015 ACIAR launches Pacific edition of Partners

Pacific edition of Partners in Research for Development magazine launched today in Fiji.

Partners is the flagship publication of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Partners presents articles that put ACIAR research for development initiatives into perspective highlighting the important impact that agricultural research has on the lives of the people in our partner countries.

22/06/2015 Media Release - Working together to support Pacific Agribusiness

05/06/2015 PARDI Impact Workshop & Market Day

PARDI Impact Workshop and Market Day

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is hosting a two-day event marking the completion of the first phase of its Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI).

What:  PARDI Impact Workshop and Market Day
When:  Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th June 2015
Where:  Hotel Novotel Suva Lami Bay, Fiji

28/05/2015 Nepal earthquake appeal

The Nepal earthquake which occurred on 25 April killed more than 7,000 people and injured more than twice that number. Sindhu Palchok and Kabhre Palanchok—regions where Australian Government-funded forestry projects have operated for 30 years—are two of the most severely affected districts. Nepalese partners are in a state of shock.

12/05/2015 ACIAR and the 2015-16 Federal Budget

The 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget, presented on 12 May 2015, has allocated $91.7m to ACIAR to achieve more productive and sustainable agricultural systems for the benefit of developing countries and Australia through international agricultural research and training partnerships. An additional $25.2m will be sourced from external funding partners, including DFAT.

Details on the Full Budget can be found at the Government’s Budget website.

20/03/2015 Foreign Minister launches Partners Magazine

Partners in Research for Development Issue one 2015 launched by Ms Julie Bishop MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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