The Corporate Plan outlines our purpose, objectives and activities, and establishes performance benchmarks against which we will measure our effectiveness. It dovetails with our country and regional priorities as outlined in our Annual Operational Plans (AOPs), informed by the Annual Strategy Refresh undertaken in February 2016.
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.
Highlights and overview of the SIMLESA program 2015. Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) After successful implementation of the first phase (2010-2013), the program was extended for a further five years (2014-2018) with an increased focus on upscaling sustainable intensification technologies which were initiated and tested in the first
ACIAR’s mission is to achieve more productive and sustainable agricultural systems, for the benefit of developing countries and
Australia, through international agricultural research partnerships. ACIAR works in close collaboration with researchers from
the developing world to build healthier, more equitable and more prosperous societies. The Australian Government’s policy on
development aid underpins ACIAR’s research agenda.
Dr John Dixon, Dr Evan Christen, Dr M Ejaz Qureshi
THECHALLENGESOFCLIMATECHANGE: 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.