|07/07/2014||New Australian program to support Lao and Cambodian rice farmers||
A new Australian agricultural research program has been launched to help farmers in lowland rice growing areas to use machinery and diversify their farming to reduce costs and increase production.
|04/07/2014||Boosting productivity of smallholder farms in Nepal, India and Bangladesh||
Smallholder farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plain region of Nepal, Bangladesh and India will benefit from a new research initiative aiming to make agriculture more productive, profitable and sustainable.The region is home to 300 million people and has the world’s highest concentration of rural poverty.
|19/06/2014||ACIAR June eNews is out now||
ACIAR’s June 2014 issue of e-News includes stories on:
|18/06/2014||Development policy and performance framework released|
|10/06/2014||Opportunities for post-graduate scholarships||
Applications are now open for ACIAR John Allwright Fellowships for post-graduate study commencing in 2015 at Australian universities. These fellowships are part of the Australian Government’s Australia Awards program.
|29/05/2014||Recognising youth’s role in PNG development||
Papua New Guinean secondary school student James Lunge is the winner of an essay competition being sponsored by ACIAR as part of Australia Week celebrations in PNG. James’s essay, ‘The ABC of a Youth’s Role in the Socio-economic development of PNG’, examined how PNG youth could make a difference through Active citizenship, B
|27/05/2014||Celebrating the first World Fish Migration Day in Lao PDR||
An Australian/Lao initiative that built the first fishway to allow Mekong fish species to migrate upstream to spawn was the site of a celebration of the inaugural World Fish Migration Day on 24 May 2014.
|19/05/2014||ACIAR May eNews is out||
The May 2014 issue of ACIAR’s eNews is now available.
This latest issue includes news on:
|13/05/2014||ACIAR and the 2014-15 Federal Budget||
The 2014-15 Commonwealth Budget, presented on 13 May 2014, has allocated $96.4m 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 $27.9m will be sourced from external funding partners, including DFAT.
Details on the Full Budget can be found at the Government’s Budget website.
|08/05/2014||Yield should be the focus for achieving global food security||
The most effective way to advance food security and protect the environment from now is through continuing progress in crop yields across the globe. This is the key finding in a new book launched today (Thursday 8 May 2014) and written by three world renowned agricultural scientists.
|08/05/2014||Improving agricultural production and profits in the Mekong region||
Improvements in agriculture practices in the Mekong region and lessons for policy are being discussed at a conference in Phnom Penh this week.
The conference, ‘A Policy Dialogue on Rice Futures: Rice-based Farming Systems Research in the Mekong Region’ was opened by Australia’s Ambassador to Cambodia, HE Ms Alison Burrows. Around 60 stakeholders from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Australia are attending the conference, which will run from 7 to 9 May 2014.
|06/05/2014||Increasing smallholder benefits in the forestry value chain||
Ensuring smallholders involved in the forestry industry gain equitable benefits in the value chain was the focus of a session hosted by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta this week.
|17/04/2014||ACIAR April eNews out now||
In the latest issue of ACIAR’s eNews read about
|16/04/2014||Lao research symposium celebration||
ACIAR research partnerships with the Lao National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) were highlighted at a special research symposium held in Vientiane on 9-10 April 2014. The 15th NAFRI Anniversary Symposium on Agriculture and Forestry Research for Development presented the results of research by NAFRI and collaborators.
|10/04/2014||‘Food Bowl’ features valued Lao partnerships||
The powerful connections between Australian and Lao researchers and farmers are featured in a new TV program aired on Australia Network this week.
‘Food Bowl’ hosts, Ananth and Leesa, visit scenic Luang Prabang to see how agriculture, science and ‘the art of farming’ are coming together to lift people’s lives out of poverty, and ensure a safe food future.