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Publication Code: 
FR2016-09
ISBN: 
978-1-925436-38-9
Author(s): 
Dr Jim Fortune

This Final Report is a record of significant interactions between Australian and Egyptian partners in establishing the foundations for a project of significance for Egypt.  In 2010 the Australian Government initiated discussions to build partnerships to support development objectives for Egypt.  Australia provided a socio-economic study of farmers in the Meet Yazid Command area of the Nile Delta to ensure that knowledge of farming systems in that region and the challenges faced by its farmers were strongly and appropriately reflected in the design of a large project on improving productivit

Publication Code: 
FR2017/23
Date Released: 
22/09/2017
Author(s): 
Professor Basant Maheshwari, Dr Tushaar Shah, Dr S. Prathapar, Dr Pennan Chinnasamy, Mr Sachin Oza, Mr Mohan Sharma, Mr Dhavan Nagar, Dr Yogesh Jadeja, Mr Brijen Thakar, Dr Harsharn Grewal, Adj. A/Professor Roger Packham, Assoc. Professor Maria Varua, Dr Peter Dillon, Dr Rai Kookana, Dr John Ward, Professor R.C. Purohit, Dr P.K. Singh, Dr K.K. Yadav, Dr S.R. Bhakar, Dr P.S. Rao, Dr S.S. Sisodia, Dr H.K. Mittal, Ms Yogita Dashora, Dr A.S. Jodha, Dr Hakimuddin, Mr Prahlad Soni, Dr Praful Bhatnagar

The project LWR/2010/015, Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI), used a participatory and transdisciplinary approach at village level to engage farmers and other community members to monitor groundwater, rainfall and check dam water levels and use this information along with agronomic, social, economic and cultural aspects to develop capacity of villagers for sustainable groundwater management.

Publication Code: 
FR2017/21
Date Released: 
19/09/2017
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-096-7
Author(s): 
Jamie Pittock, Peter Ramshaw, Andre van Rooyen, Henning Bjornlund, Lindiwe Sibanda, Makarius Mdemu, Martin Moyo, Paiva Munguambe, Richard Stirzaker, Sithembile Ndema, and Wilson de Sousa

The project was developed to test a specific combination of technical and institutional change methods to increase irrigation water productivity and profitability in African smallholder irrigation schemes. This combination of ‘Tools + Agricultural Innovation Platforms’ (TAIP) has positive synergies that were found capable of reinvigorating failing irrigation schemes.

Publication Code: 
FR2017/20
Date Released: 
14/07/2017
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-092-9
Author(s): 
Gerry Cassis, Chris Reid, Celia Symonds, Fidelis Hela, Sim Sar

This SRA project documents existing knowledge and status of the galip weevil pest (GW), an emerging major pest on galip nut trees (Canarium indicum) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In doing so, the project identifies PNG research capacity and future research needs to address its impact.

Publication Code: 
FR2017/22
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-091-2
Author(s): 
Aulia Perdana, Ani A. Nawir, Gerhard Manurung, Anthony Cunningham, James M Roshetko, William Ingram, Riyandoko, Diana Prameswari, Muktasam, Syafruddin Syafii, Purnomo Sumardamto

The “Development of timber and non-timber forest products’ production and market strategies for improvement of smallholders’ livelihoods in Indonesia” (Kanoppi) was a four year project that commenced in 2013 and ended in 2017. The project’s aim was to identify, enhance and expand smallholders’ involvement in the management of commercial, forestry-based products at different spatial scales in eastern Indonesia.

Publication Code: 
FR2017/21
Date Released: 
01/07/2017
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-090-5
Author(s): 
Catherine W Muthuri, Athanase Mukuralinda, Derero Abayneh, Clement Okia, Joel Buyinza, Kiros Hadgu, Claudette Nkurunziza, Ruth Kinuthia, Phillip Smethurst, Frederic Baudron, Evelyn Kiptot, Patricia Masikati, Miyuki Iiyama, Anne Kuria, Joseph Tanui, Ngoga Tenge, Musana Bernard, Jeremias Mowo, Fergus Sinclair

The project, “Improving Sustainable Productivity in Farming Systems and Enhanced Livelihoods through Adoption of Evergreen Agriculture in Eastern Africa, (FSC/2012/014)”, also known as the ‘Trees for Food Security’ (T4FS), commenced in June 2012 and was completed in November 2016.  The aim was to enhance food security for resource-poor rural people in Eastern Africa through research that underpins national programmes to scale up the use of trees within farming systems in Ethiopia and Rwanda and then scale out successes to relevant agro-eco

Publication Code: 
FR2017-019
Date Released: 
01/09/2017
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-084-4
Author(s): 
John G. Connell & Peter Case

Final report- Enhancing district delivery and management of agriculture extension in Lao PDR, ASEM/2011/075

Publication Code: 
FR2017-018
Date Released: 
01/09/2017
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-080-6
Author(s): 
Peter Case and John G. Connell

Final report - Critical Factors for Self-Sustaining Farmer Organizations in Northern Laos, ASEM-2014-102

Publication Code: 
FR2017-017
Date Released: 
24/07/2017
ISBN: 
978 1 86320 049 3
Author(s): 
Mr Viengsavanh Phimphachanvongsod, Dr Bounthong Bouahom, Mr Thongchanh Sengsourivong, Mr Dome Harnpichitvitaya, Mr Souksamlane Khampoumee, Mr Khamsouk, Ms Soulyphone Sidavong, Mr Vorachith Sihathep, Dr Leigh Vial, Mr Sisavanh Vorlason, Mr Phetsamone Simali, Ms Ketsena, Mr Bountheo, Dr Liz Clarke. Prepared by Dr Tamara Jackson, Dr Pheng Sengxua, Professor Len Wade

Extensive rural poverty means that agricultural and rural development in southern Lao
PDR is a national priority. Challenges within these sectors are complex and require a
systems research to complement commodity and resource investigations in order to
understand constraints fully and develop scalable and commercializable solutions to
improve rural livelihoods and the local economy.

Front cover of final report
Publication Code: 
FR2017-16
Date Released: 
13/07/2017
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-046-2
Author(s): 
Jason Condon, Ed Barrett-Lennard, Susan Orgill, Paul Kristiansen, Sergio Moroni, and Chau Minh Khoi

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