Mullen, J.D., de Meyer, J., Gray, D. and Morris, G.
Bilateral projects sponsored by the Australian Centre
for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR)
typically fund activities across a spectrum, including
human capacity building and the development of farm
ready technologies, in pursuit of economic, social and
environmental benefits. In the interests of better project
design, IAS93 enquires about the impact of
these investments through the assesment of three case studies.
Prepared by: Professor Helen Wallace
Co-authors: Craig Johns, Jen Carter, Kim Jones, Bruce Randall, Maria Raciti, Colin Bunt, Elektra Grant, David Walton, Tio Nevenimo, Joseph Tungon, Ioan Viji, Votausi McKenzie, Richard Pauku
This project investigates value-adding and processing opportunities for both domestic and export markets for canarium nuts in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. There are differences in quantity and quality of supply, processing techniques, and types of products and markets in each country. In Vanuatu there is evidence of unfulfilled domestic demand, and significant potential to tap into the increasing tourist market coming by air and ship.
Prepared by: Associate Professor Gregory Nolan, Director, Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW), School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Co-authors: Dr Rob McGavin, Research Facility and Project Manager, Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF); Dr David Blackburn, Research Fellow, CSAW School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania; Sairusi Bulai, Coordinator, Forests and Trees Group, Land Resources Division, Pacific Community (SPC)
The project aimed to develop the technologies, processes and expertise to produce high quality veneer and complementary soil conditioning products from senile coconut stems on an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable basis and thereby enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities. Achieving this could support community acceptance and action for an orderly and profitable senile coconut plantation renewal program in South Pacific communities.