This monograph describes how the first large-scale research and development projects ever to be undertaken in the Baliem Valley in the Highlands of the Indonesian province of Papua were established and conducted over a period of 15 years.
William Leggate, Robert McGavin and Henri Bailleres
This manual on the production of rotary wood veneer and associated manufacturing of veneer-based products draws on the results from completed ACIAR projects. It provides extensive information and guidance on the processing of small log resources into veneer, along with the description of manufacturing techniques to convert the veneer into high-value engineered wood products suitable for a range of appearance and structural applications.
This manual was developed in an innovative ACIAR-funded project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) led by Professor Barbara Pamphilon from the University of Canberra. It has been designed so that it can be easily adapted for use in other developing countries as well as PNG. Smallholder farmers across the world are keen to learn ways to improve their agricultural production, food security and family incomes.
Pamphilon B., Mikhailovich K. and Gwatirisa P. 2017.
The aim of the Family Farm Teams program is to provide one female and one male family head from a household with a series of workshops and family activities that will enable them to work
as a family team and to plan together the further development of their agricultural activities. The program can also be used with full family teams (adults, young adults and youth) and
with other types of families, such as a widow and adult son, for example, or with polygamous families.
ACIAR has funded a number of projects in PNG that have focused on developing
improved and lower cost feeding systems for smallholder semi-commercial and commercial
poultry, pig and pond fish production that maximise the use of local feed ingredients. This
research has led to, among other things, the development of concentrates for blending with
local feed ingredients for broilers, layers, pigs and tilapia; adapting the ensiling technique to
Since 1990, ACIAR has supported more than 100
research projects and collaboration with Lao PDR
and invested more than A$50 million on these
research partnerships. Our mandate is to amplify
the impact of Australia’s exceptional capabilities
in agricultural science by brokering and funding
agricultural research for development partnerships in
developing countries like Lao PDR.