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.
The policy brief summarizes findings, outcomes and recommendations from a research project on groundwater
irrigation implemented through the collaboration of institutions from Lao, Thailand and Japan and the International
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’.