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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.

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

  • The new ‘Food Bowl’ program on Australia Network set in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
  • ACIAR research partnerships in Lao PDR
  • Private sector engagement in Philippines papaya research
  • Fighting cocoa pod borer in PNG

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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.

03/04/2014 Food Security Centre News March 2014

The Australian International Food Security Research Centre, part of ACIAR,  has just released its March Newsletter.

Highlights of the edition:

20/03/2014 ACIAR eNews March 2014 is out

In the March 2014 issue of ACIAR eNews read about:

20/03/2014 Event highlights value of NSW partnerships

The contributions of agricultural researchers and agencies in New South Wales to international agricultural research were highlighted at NSW Parliament House, Sydney, on 18 March 2014.

The event arranged by the Crawford Fund, was attended by around 100 people, many of them ACIAR research collaborators, politicians and students.

11/03/2014 Upcoming Forum on Facing the Global Food Crisis

A free forum “Facing the Global Food Crisis: Using Trade and Aid for a Food Secure World” is being held by the Crawford Fund at Parliament House in Sydney on 18 March from 2.30-5.30pm.

A number of researchers who are delivering training and research projects overseas, with major benefits to developing countries and also to NSW will be presenting at the Forum.

04/03/2014 Supporting our region's agricultural research leaders

The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP has awarded John Dillon Fellowships to nine talented agricultural research managers from the Indian Ocean Asia Pacific who are at the forefront of the development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries in their countries.

20/02/2014 February e-news is out

ACIAR has issued its February 2014  e-newsletter.

In this issue:

20/02/2014 ACIAR Stategic Plan 2014-2018 released

ACIAR’s Strategic Plan 2014-18 has been officially launched by the Hon. Senator Brett Mason, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs. The Strategic Plan outlines ACIAR’s contribution to building economic prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

Speaking at the launch Senator Mason described how ACIAR delivers research outcomes that result in economic development.

20/02/2014 Supporting women in agriculture in Vietnam

The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, has launched an ACIAR vegetable project in Hanoi which promises to deliver financial and health benefits to many farming families.

Through ACIAR’s partnership, Australian and Vietnamese researchers are collaborating to improve the profits and sustainability of smallholder vegetable farms in the highlands of north western Vietnam.

11/02/2014 QLD Seminar 'Engaging Young Scientists'

A free seminar, titled “Doing Well by Doing Good - Engaging Young Scientists in Agriculture for Development” is being held in Brisbane on 17 February, 2014.

The Crawford Fund event will highlight the benefits to Queensland from international agricultural research and promote interest and discussion about study and careers in agriculture for development.

11/02/2014 Recognition for outstanding contributions

ACIAR congratulates a number of its valued collaborators who have recently been recognised for their outstanding contribution to science and society.

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