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Publication Code: 
AOP2016-17
Date Released: 
22/07/2016
ISBN: 
978 1 925436 31 0

The Australian Centre for International Research (ACIAR) 2016–17 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) is the third developed within the timeframe of the Centre’s Strategic Plan 2014–18. It has been developed within the context of the Australian Government’s aid policy and performance framework, and under the guidance of the Commission for International Agricultural Research and ACIAR’s Policy Advisory Council.

Publication Code: 
Date Released: 
28/01/2016
ISBN: 
Author(s): 
Dr John Dixon, Dr Evan Christen, Dr M Ejaz Qureshi

THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE: Testing climate smart agricultural solutions for improved food security
ACIAR research partnerships have developed more resilient farming systems in many countries of the
Indo Pacific region. Both mitigation and adaptation to climate variability and change are important
components of this research for development.

Date Released: 
01/09/2015
ISBN: 
9781925133752

The Corporate Plan aligns ACIAR’s contribution  with the Australian Government’s development policy, Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability; and performance framework, Making performance count: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid  and with key sectoral priorities outlined in the new Strategy for Australia’s aid investments in agriculture, fisheries and water  (AFW Strategy).

Position Paper: ACIAR’s engagement with NGO's
Date Released: 
30/07/2015

The purpose of this paper is to articulate ACIAR’s engagement with NGOs as partners and to describe the mutual benefits that result from these partnerships. As a public document it facilitates communication with NGOs and other stakeholders on what ACIAR has to offer NGOs and what NGOs can offer ACIAR.

Publication Code: 
TR086
Date Released: 
29/07/2015
ISBN: 
978 1 925133 67 7
Author(s): 
G.D. Gray, J. Mullen and J. De Meyer

Investments in training are reviewed, some approaches to quantifying investments and assessing change in partner countries, institutions and individuals are identified, and options for further action are discussed. Throughout the study there was extensive consultation and feedback within ACIAR and with project leaders and other stakeholders.

Publication Code: 
Date Released: 
11/06/2015
ISBN: 
Author(s): 
The purpose of this paper is to document the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR’s) ‘value proposition’ for the private sector, focussed on existing organisational strengths. It is a public document intended to communicate with private sector stakeholders what ACIAR has to offer.
Publication Code: 
IAS068
Date Released: 
30/09/2010
ISBN: 
ISSN 1832-1879; ISBN 978 1 921738 06 7 (print); ISBN 978 1 921738 07 4 (online)
Author(s): 
Anthea McClintock and Garry Griffith

This study examines, in very broad terms, evidence of the returns on investment flowing from research undertaken by the various centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research across ACIAR’s mandated regions (North Asia, Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries, South Asia, South-East Asia and southern Africa).

Publication Code: 
IAS063
Date Released: 
02/10/2009
ISBN: 
978 1 921615 18 4 (print) 978 1 921615 19 1 (online) ISSN 1832-1879
Author(s): 
Harding M., Tingsong Jiang and Pearce D.

ACIAR has a long history of assessing the impact of its research and development investments, which provides valuable lessons for improving the selection, design and delivery of projects, as well as demonstrating the value of ACIAR as part of Australia’s international development assistance program. This report is an update of a review of of the returns on ACIAR’s bilateral R&D investments (http://aciar.gov.au/publication/IAS035), published in 2005.

Publication Code: 
IAS059
Date Released: 
17/11/2008
ISBN: 
978 1 921531 31 6 (print) 978 1 921531 32 3 (online) ISSN 1832-1879
Author(s): 
Chupungco A., Dumayas E. and Mullen J.

Grain drying is a major issue in all grain-producing countries and presents particular problems in humid, tropical climates. ACIAR and PCARRD, in association with other Philippine research organisations, have supported a major effort in this area. The review indicated that the technologies developed in these projects had not been adopted and that little use was being made of them in the Philippines, however the same technologies had been adopted in other collaborating countries in the Asian region and in Australia. Therefore it was decided that the assessment resources should be used to look in detail at the reasons for this lack of adoption and impact. This report presents the results of this assessment study.

Publication Code: 
IAS058
Date Released: 
11/11/2008
ISBN: 
978 1 921531 28 6 (print) 978 1 921531 29 3 (online) ISSN 1832-1879
Author(s): 
Davis J., Gordon J., Pearce D. and Templeton D.

These guidelines are designed for all independent consultants to use as a basis for future impact assessments and adoption studies.

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