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02/12/2016 Chocolate Choices

Vanuatu is now producing luxury chocolate products thanks to a local activist dedicated to returning profits to indigenous producers,
and a little help from ACIAR.

 

17/11/2016 Australia’s forestry research recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has formally acknowledged the contribution of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to forest conservation in Papua New Guinea.

17/10/2016 ACIAR photography competition 2016

ACIAR wants your great photos.

Photos that tell the story of agricultural research for development, photos that highlight the impact, photos that inspire.

The ACIAR photography competition aims to foster an appreciation, through photos, of the wonderful Research for Development work ACIAR supports in the developing world and Australia.

Fantastic prizes to be won.

Open to amateur and professional photographers.

Winning entries will be published in print and online.

11/10/2016 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry replacing unproductive land use

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
ACIAR, Pacific Community (SPC)

Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry replacing unproductive land use

11 October 2016

21/09/2016 Climate change in agriculture key focus for ACIAR Policy Advisory Council

Date: 20 September 2016

Climate change in agriculture key focus for ACIAR Policy Advisory Council

The Policy Advisory Council (PAC) of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) met today to discuss strategic issues related to climate change and its impact on agriculture in the Indo-Pacific Region.

20/09/2016 Climate change in agriculture key focus for ACIAR Policy Advisory Council

The Policy Advisory Council (PAC) of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) met today to discuss strategic issues related to climate change and its impact on agriculture in the Indo-Pacific Region.

Representatives from Philippines, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and the 21 members of the Pacific Community came together with Australian researchers to discuss the technological, scientific, economic, social, environmental and policy aspects of this daunting area.

15/09/2016 MUNG CENTRAL - newsletter edition 1

Mung Central

A newsletter has been launched to spread awareness of the International Mungbean Improvement Network (IMIN) as well as the profile of the vital, yet under recognized crop known as mungbean.

16/08/2016 Dr Howarth Bouis at the National Press Club

A panel of scientists from Adelaide, Melbourne and Flinders Universities, and partner World Vision Australia shared the stage at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday to discuss nutrition, agricultural research and the development impacts of biofortification.

06/07/2016 Apply to become a volunteer Ornamental Fish Officer in Indonesia through the Australian Volunteers for International Development program

 

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer in a developing country?

The Australian Volunteers for International Development program places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries. The Australian Volunteers program is funded by the Australian Government.

ACIAR will be supporting an Ornamental Fish Officer assignment in Indonesia. To apply for this assignment please go to http://bit.ly/20lsQwy

24/06/2016 International Workshop on Mechanisation- Combine Harvesting and Grain Drying 2-4 November 2016

The Second International Workshop on Mechanisation-
Combine Harvesting and Grain Drying
2-4 November 2016, CARDI, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Objectives:

22/06/2016 Agroforestry project to enhance value chain of selected crops

Joint media release with the Pacific Community.

A four-year project to enhance value-added products and environmental benefits from agroforestry systems is being rolled out in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

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)

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