|05/11/2013||Foreign Minister’s address to ACFID||
On 30 October 2013, Australian’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, made an address to the Chairs and CEOs of non-government organisations that are members of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
|31/10/2013||2014 John Allwright Fellowships offered||
27 successful applicants from 18 countries are being offered John Allwright Fellowship scholarships to commence studies in Australia in 2014.
ACIAR’s John Allwright Fellowship was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner-country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.
|28/10/2013||New guide to Melaleuca species||
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive guide to Melaleucas.
|23/10/2013||Annual Report 2012-13||
ACIAR’s 2012-13 Annual Report has been published.
The report outlines the Centre’s research and financial performance over the past year.
There is also a photoset that highlights some of our key achievements published in the report.
|17/10/2013||ACIAR eNews October 2013||
The October 2013 issue of ACIAR eNews is now available.
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|15/10/2013||Helping rural women build business||
This week ACIAR celebrates International Day of Rural Women (15 October), World Food Day (16 October) and International Day of Eradication of Poverty (17 October).
Research shows giving women access to agricultural resources, training and services helps them increase their farm productivity by 20 to 30%. As women gain increased control of household resources the outcomes for the next generation are improved, and women have a greater role in decision making.
|26/09/2013||New impact assessment manager||
ACIAR welcomes Dr Andrew Alford as the new manager of the Impact Assessment program. He will continue the professional evaluation of ACIAR’s R&D investments and progress the development of methods that are used to determine their effectiveness.
|25/09/2013||Regional services in the Pacific imperative||
Provision of regional services in the Pacific is imperative, and this need will continue. So said Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General of the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC) at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday 25 September 2013.
“There are a range of countries in the Pacific, some well endowed with resources, others with some resources, and others that will always need significant support because of their small size and low resource base,” Dr Rodgers said.
|24/09/2013||Tropical Grasslands journal launched||
Tropical Grasslands – Forrajes Tropicales, a new journal jointly funded by ACIAR and the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science (CATAS), was launched at the International Grasslands Congress in Sydney last week.
|19/09/2013||Policy Advisory Council visits South Australia||
During a recent visit to South Australia ACIAR’s Policy Advisory Council (PAC) heard about some of the ups and downs of innovation faced by Australia’s agricultural producers and researchers.
The ‘PAC’ members are eminent leaders of agricultural research agencies in ACIAR’s partner countries. They advise the agency on its research program, and also gain an understanding of Australian agriculture during their annual visit.
|26/08/2013||Crawford Fund Annual Conference 2013||
The 2013 Crawford Fund annual conference on food security is being held from 25-28 August in Perth, Western Australia.
More than 300 delegates will attend the conference at Murdoch University, in conjunction with the Africa Australia Research Forum.
This year the conference addresses the interaction between mining and agriculture, industries significant to both Australia and African countries.
It will examine national and international practices and policies that provide benefits to communities and improve food security.
Issues being discussed:
|17/07/2013||New Joint Partnership with Canadian Aid to strengthen African research||
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian International Food Security Centre launched a call for concept notes, Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF), a 4-year, CA$15 million research partnership designed to combat hunger in Sub
|15/07/2013||Top 10 nutritious leafy vegetables in the Pacific||
An ACIAR-funded study on nutritionally rich leafy vegetables in the Pacific region has identified the ‘Top 10’ and produced a series of fact sheets to promote them to indigenous communities. The study’s goal is to encourage the production and consumption of these important food crops, to help combat the current epidemic of diet-related diseases in Pacific islanders and indigenous Australians.
|08/07/2013||ACIAR in Vietnam||
In the June 2013 issue of ‘ACIAR in Vietnam’ read about priorities for future co-operation in forestry research, the visit from ACIAR Project Manager Rodd Dyer and about a farming study tour.
The issue, available in English and Vietnamese, includes stories about:
|19/06/2013||Australia and Indonesia celebrate 30 years of partnership in agricultural research||
This week we commemorate 30 years of agricultural research collaboration between Australia and Indonesia.
The Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Greg Moriarty, said Australia was committed to assisting Indonesia to achieve lasting food security and overcome poverty in rural areas.
“Through ACIAR-Indonesian partnerships, agriculture industries are creating opportunities for smallholder farmers to share in the country’s recent growth,” Mr Moriarty said.
Read the media release here: http://www.indonesia.embassy.gov.au/jakt/MR13_023.html