proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 6-8 February 1984.
The aims of the workshop Goat Production and Research in the Tropics were: firstly to identify the major problems facing the goat industries in developing countries: secondly, to understand Australia’s comparative advantage in goat research: and finally, to identify potential topics, operating institutions and scientists around which ACIAR might develop collaborative research proposals.
ISBN 978 1 921738 02 9 (print), ISBN 978 1 921738 03 6 (online)
Ian W. Patrick, Graham R. Marshall, I.G.A.A. Ambarawati and Muktasam Abdurrahman
This study provides evidence of the importance of social capital in the process of alleviating poverty through rural development initiatives, particularly with respect to Indonesian smallholders accessing cattle market opportunities.
ISBN 978 1 921615 76 4 (print) ISBN 978 1 921615 77 1 (online)
John Connell, Werner Stür and Peter Horne
Copublished by ACIAR and CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture), this book recounts the stories of innovative farmers, both men and women, who transformed marginal farming into productive, profitable and market-oriented enterprises.
John Thompson, Rod Polkinghorne, Alan Gee, Dan Motiang, Phillip Strydom, Mpho Mashau, Jones Ng’ambi, Rietta deKock and Heather Burrow
ACIAR supports research on improving the competitiveness and profitability of smallholder cattle producers in the Republic of South Africa. The consumer research presented in this report highlights the potential for smallholder producers of indigenous cattle to gain a share of markets currently dominated by grain-fed beef from feedlots.
This study examines research undertaken in India, where communities are suffering economically and socially from the salt pollution from tanneries. The estimated net benefits to Indian tanneries is A$47.3 million in present-value terms (using a 5% discount rate), of which $22.4 million can be attributed to ACIAR on a cost-share basis. They represent an impressive 32.4% internal rate of return.