|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||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.
|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.
|21/01/2014||ACIAR eNews - January 2014||
The latest issue of ACIAR eNews is now available.
In 2014 we are celebrating the International Year of Family Farming.
Check out the latest issue here.
|02/01/2014||Connect with us in 2014||
Happy New Year from all of us at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research!
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|19/12/2013||December eNews - out now||
The latest issue of ACIAR eNews is now available.
The December feature story is on our latest Impact Assessment Series publication. The report finds that even under the most conservative of estimates ACIAR pays its way with a benefit:cost ratio of 5:1.
|18/12/2013||New report finds Afghan farmers benefit from new seed varieties||
An evaluation report by the Centre for International Economics (CIE) has been published on wheat and maize projects in Afghanistan.
The report indicates that ACIAR’s ten-year research initiative in Afghanistan has resulted in some 10 percent of targeted farmers growing improved, higher-yielding wheat varieties despite the challenging security situation.
|17/12/2013||Report on Australian benefits from International R&D||
A report on the benefits of international agricultural research for Australia and developing countries has been released by the Crawford Fund.
‘Doing Well by Doing Good’ was produced by a taskforce established in March 2013 to consider the benefits accruing to Australia from development assistance-related investment in international agricultural research.
|05/12/2013||Balancing the soil bank on World Soil Day||
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is celebrating World Soil Day on 5 December 2013.
World Soil Day highlights the importance of soil as a critical part of the natural world and as a vital contributor to food, water and energy security, and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change.
The day is celebrated by the global community of 60,000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good.