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.

20/02/2014 February e-news is out

ACIAR has issued its February 2014  e-newsletter.

In this issue:

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.

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!

Connect with us in 2014.

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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.

02/12/2013 New vegetable field guide for Australia and Cambodia

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is pleased to announce the release of a field guide on the key pests and diseases of tomato, capsicum, chilli and eggplant crops.

The aim of the guide is to help farmers and advisors in Australia and Cambodia to recognise the insect pest and disease organisms present and know how they can be controlled.

25/11/2013 Latest issue of ACIAR eNews - out now!

The latest issue of ACIAR eNews is now available.

This issue covers our feature story on Australian benefits from ACIAR Research. It includes program and project news, events and functions, and links to recent ACIAR publications.

20/11/2013 Sustainable impact through collaborative agricultural research

The benefits of collaborative partnerships between Australian, African and Indian agricultural researchers will be highlighted at the Development Futures conference at the University of Technology Sydney on 21-22 November 2013.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) will present a session at the fourth conference of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) University Network which is themed ‘Alternative Pathways to End Poverty’.

18/11/2013 Seeds of Life program reaching more families

Over 30,000 farming families in Timor Leste are now growing one or more improved varieties of food crops produced by ACIAR’s Seeds of Life program.

A mid-2013 survey, which involved 672 households in 55 sub-districts across 13 districts, found the average rate of adoption of improved varieties had risen to 25% of all crop-farming families, up from 18% in 2011.

Tens of thousands of families are reaping the benefits of the program.

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)