18/05/2017 Vacancies at ACIAR

ACIAR currently has four positions available in its Canberra office.

For details on how to apply please see the recruitment page on this website

10/05/2017 ACIAR Federal Budget update

ACIAR and the 2017-18 Federal Budget

The 2017-18 Commonwealth Budget, presented on 9 May 2017, has allocated
$106.5 m to ACIAR to contribute to poverty reduction and improved livelihoods, through more productive and sustainable agriculture emerging from collaborative international research. An additional $17.5 m will be sourced from external funding partners, including DFAT.

05/05/2017 Seminar - Towards increased food security and welfare in Timor-Leste

Towards increased food security and welfare in Timor-Leste

A seminar examining the impact of the adoption of improved maize varieties introduced through the Seeds of Life (SoL) program during 2007-2015.

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Tuesday 09 May 2017
Speaker: Professor Sonia Akter, Assistant Dean (Research), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

04/05/2017 CIAT- ACIAR gender workshop

CIAT- ACIAR gender workshop
Strengthening the gender lens in agricultural production and value-chain research in Vietnam.

Follow link for information and resources.


06/04/2017 Bean-to-bar chocolate experiment a sweet success creating a powerful partnership

Local Canberra entrepreneur and chocolate makers Li Peng Monroe and Peter Channells of Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates have been working with the Australian Government’s Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to source the unique Trinitario cocoa beans from The Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

29/03/2017 WA agricultural expertise aids Bangladeshi food security

WA agricultural expertise aids Bangladeshi food security

Western Australian innovation has helped to transform agricultural production in Bangladesh through an international capacity building project to aid the adoption of more efficient, effective and sustainable farming systems.

23/03/2017 Helping Papua New Guinea to take the sweet potato from garden market to supermarket

ABC Rural report on an ACIAR supported project that is helping farmers in Papua New Guinea transition from growing sweet potato to feed their families, to growing food to feed the nation.

Link to story…


28/02/2017 ACIAR’s phone systems are temporarily out of action.

ACIAR’s phone systems are temporarily out of action.  We will provide periodic updates until the issue has been resolved. If you need to contact someone urgently, please email

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. 

22/02/2017 Graduates in PNG - Celebrating success

Seventeen graduates from the ACIAR-funded research capacity building project for fisheries staff in PNG celebrated their success on 20 February in Port Moresby. 

10/01/2017 MAD making headlines in PNG

The use of mobile apps as a tool for improving PNG agriculture services has been well captured in the national e-agriculture strategy which is being developed through the Department of Agriculture and Livestock and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

16/12/2016 The Future of Agriculture in Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia in the Asia-Pacific

In associateion with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ACIAR hosted an event that enabled visiting leaders in international agricultural science to meet with ACIAR reasearch managers and Australian Goverment development and agricultural policy makers.

Five-minute forum challenge:

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 2017-18

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

ACIAR, Pacific Community (SPC)

Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry replacing unproductive land use

11 October 2016