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Publication Code: 
TR90
Date Released: 
16/05/2017
ISBN: 
978 1 86320 023 3
Author(s): 
Amede T., Auricht C., Boffa J.-M., Dixon J., Mallawaarachchi T., Rukuni M., Teklewold-Deneke T.

This study highlights the diversity of farming systems in Ethiopia and their significance as a basis for planning agriculture-led development interventions in diverse landscapes.
This report has been developed as an output of the ACIAR Small Research Activity (SRA) ‘Farming systems approach to supporting national CAADP [Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme] investment planning for sustainable intensification and climate-smart agriculture in Africa’.
 

Publication Code: 
TR91
Date Released: 
21/03/2017
ISBN: 
978 1 86320 012 7
Author(s): 
Munawar Raza Kazmi, PhD

ACIAR has supported a program of research collaboration with Pakistan since 1984,
with recent projects focused on Pakistan’s key fruit crops (mangoes and citrus), livestock
(smallholder dairy), agricultural policy, and agricultural water management. ACIAR
works closely with the Government of Pakistan, the Department of Foreign Affairs
and Trade (DFAT), other donor partners, non-government organisations (NGOs) and

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Publication Code: 
TR 89
Date Released: 
27/04/2016
ISBN: 
978 1 925436 35 8
Author(s): 
White D.A, Battaglia M., Ren S. and Mendham D.S. 2016

This report reviews the state of knowledge on water use by Eucalyptus plantations in South-East Asia and provides some analysis of what it means for plantation water use in the different climatic zones where these plantations are being established. It aims to support local land and water resource decision makers in southern China, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar by synthesizing current knowledge into a simple, easy to use tool.

Publication Code: 
TR88
Date Released: 
08/01/2016
ISBN: 
978 1 925436 04 4
Author(s): 
Pusat Penelitian Pengelolaan Perikanan dan Konservasi Sumberdaya Ikan (Centre for Fisheries Research and Development) and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

This strategic plan was developed in response to a request from the Centre for Fisheries Research and Development within the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and
Fisheries. The process was led by the Centre and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) in collaboration with the Commonwealth
Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Publication Code: 
TR87
Date Released: 
08/01/2016
ISBN: 
978 1 925436 01 3
Author(s): 
Camilla Vote, Oeurng Chantha, Sok Ty, Chanseng Phongpacith, Thavone Inthavong, Seng Vang, Philip Eberbach and John Hornbuckle

This report discusses three relatively simple modelling options that can be applied within a data-sparse environment, and presents them within the context of Laos and Cambodia. The capabilities and limitations of each model are comprehensively reviewed to provide the reader with an understanding of the options to reliably simulate crop processes that may be useful, for example, to influence farmer practice, decision making, and to improve and optimise resource use.

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.

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Publication Code: 
TR085
ISBN: 
ISBN 1 925133 46 2 (print), ISBN 978 1 925133 47 9 (PDF)
Author(s): 
Stephen Midgley, R.T. Somaiya, P.R. Stevens, Alan Brown, Nguyen Duc Kien and Richard Laity

Teak is probably the most widely planted high-value timber in the world, with plantings in Africa, the Pacific, South America and throughout Asia. The global area of planted teak is approaching 7 million hectares. While some of these plantations belong to governments and large companies, a significant proportion belongs to smallholder growers.

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Publication Code: 
TR084
Date Released: 
18/12/2014
ISBN: 
978 1 925133 39 4
Author(s): 
C.E. Harwood and E.K.S. Nambiar

For the past 30 years, ACIAR has supported research on acacia and eucalypt species for plantation forestry, because of their potential for fast growth and production of wood suitable for a variety of uses. Future success and support for plantation forestry depends on achieving sustainable production with due environmental care from the current plantations. While some authors question the sustainability of short-rotation plantation forestry, there are few published studies that have looked at this issue in a systematic manner across many countries.

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Publication Code: 
TR083
Date Released: 
06/08/2014
ISBN: 
ISBN 978 1 925133 20 2 (print), ISBN 978 1 925133 21 9 (PDF)
Author(s): 
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Known as the ‘feminisation of agriculture’, farming women are no longer just part of the family labour unit, or just care for the household gardens. Because of increasing rates of male migration from poor farming households, usually to work in the cities, women have emerged as the key producers, performing a wide range of tasks related to planning, cropping, managing, processing and marketing, in and around the agricultural fields. Despite women’s increased agricultural roles, in most developing countries rural women operate under serious constraints.

Publication Code: 
TR082
Date Released: 
30/06/2014
ISBN: 
978 1 925133 18 9 (print), 978 1 925133 19 6 (PDF)
Author(s): 
Ian Patrick, Geoff Smith, Hasnah, Ni Putu Sarini, Hasmida Karim, Bugie Kurnianto, Dewa Dharma, A.A.S. Putri Komaladara and Tristan Jubb

This report describes a trial in three Indonesian provinces that developed a niche market for poultry products produced on farms that implemented appropriate biosecurity activities. The aim of the trail was to test whether a market chain could provide incentives for all chain participants to produce and market these ‘Healthy Farm’ products. The trial showed that supermarket consumers were prepared to pay a premium price for meat and eggs produced on approved biosecure farms; and that the existing market can be used to improve biosecurity in smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia.

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