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PARDI project fact sheets 2015

Fact sheets relating to PARDI projects in:

Fiji
Vanuatu
Solomon Islands
Samoa
Tonga

 

AS011 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs 2014

This report summarises the adoption results for seven Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
(ACIAR) projects completed in 2009–10. The projects involved:

CoP019 Making value chains work better for the poor: a toolbook for practitioners of value chain analysis

This book provides value chain practitioners with an easy-to-use set of tools for value-chain analysis, with a focus on poverty reduction. It aims to strengthen the links between value-chain analysis and development interventions that improve the opportunities available to the poor. Each of the tools has a clear focus on analysing the impact of the value chain from the point of view of the poor.

FR2007-10 Vegetable value chains in Eastern Indonesia–a focus on chilli

Final report for SMAR/2007/042.

FR2007-10a [Indonesian] Vegetable value chains in Eastern Indonesia–a focus on chilli

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/042.

FR2008-13 The potential for cashews in eastern Indonesia

Final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Cashew].

FR2008-13a [Indonesian] The potential for cashews in eastern Indonesia

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/197.

FR2008-14 The potential for mangoes in eastern Indonesia

Final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Mango].

FR2008-15 The potential for mangosteen in eastern Indonesia

Final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Mangosteen].

FR2008-15a [Indonesian] The potential for mangosteen in eastern Indonesia

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Mangosteen].

FR2008-16 The potential for passionfruit in eastern Indonesia

Final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Passionfruit].

FR2008-16a [Indonesian] The potential for passionfruit in eastern Indonesia

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Passionfruit].

FR2008-17 The potential for rambutan in eastern Indonesia

Final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Rambutan].

FR2008-17a [Indonesian] The potential for rambutan in eastern Indonesia

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/197 [Rambutan].

FR2009-05a [Indonesian] Contract farming options for shrimp production in eastern Indonesia

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/226.

FR2010-02a Budidaya Ternak Babi Komersial oleh Peternak Kecil di NTT - Peluang untuk Integrasi Pasar yang Lebih Baik

Final report for SADI-ACIAR project SMAR/2007/195 (Indonesian translation)

FR2010-26 Final Report: Community Agricultural Technology Program (CATP)

Final report for project ASEM/2006/059, Community Agricultural Technology Program (CATP)

FR2011-02 Utilisation of local ingredients in commercial pig feeds

Final report for project LPS/2002/079: Utilisation of local ingredients in commercial pig feeds

FR2011-04 The effect of research on agricultural productivity in Indonesia

Final Report for project AGB/2010/018 The effect of research on agricultural productivity in Indonesia

FR2011-15 Improving goat production in integrated estate cropping systems in South Sulawesi

Final report for project SMAR/2007/201 Improving goat production in integrated estate cropping systems in South Sulawesi

FR2011-16 Market development for citrus from eastern Indonesia

Final report for project SMAR/2007/196 Market development for citrus from eastern Indonesia.

FR2011-24 Optimising the productivity of the potato/brassica cropping system in Central and West Java and potato/brassica/allium system in South Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara

Final report for project AGB/2005/167, Optimising the productivity of the potato/brassica cropping system in Central and West Java and potato/brassica/allium system in South Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara

MN148 Membuat Rantai Nilai Lebih Berpihak Pada Kaum Miskin: Buku Pegangan Bagi Praktisi Analisis Rantai Nilai [Making value chains work better for the poor: a toolbook for practitioners of value chain analysis]

ACIAR is committed to funding research into profitable agribusiness systems in eastern Indonesia. The methodologies outlined in this toolbook for practitioners of value-chain analysis were originally published in English by Agricultural Development International. They have been updated and translated into Indonesian, and will be used to analyse and identify agribusiness development opportunities and interventions that have the potential to improve livelihoods of the poor in Indonesia.

Agricultural Policy and Systems Economics

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IAS91 - Development of the public release version of Smallholder ADOPT for developing countries.

Smallholder ADOPT is designed to provide an
understanding of the technology adoption process, as
part of the wider processes of agricultural innovation.

ACIAR’s engagement with the private sector - fact sheet

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has a long track record
working with the private sector in agricultural research. Brokering high payoff partnerships with
private companies and enterprises in support of Australia’s foreign policy objectives is a core
capability for ACIAR.
By working to enhance agricultural competitiveness and sustainability, and increasing market access

Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio Phase I - Supplementary Report 2016

Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio - Phase I
Supplementary Report, October 2016

 

CoP008 Improved technology practices for upland crops in Cambodia: technical methods demonstration manual

This manual was sponsored by ACIAR, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. It is part of a package to enable extension workers and other agencies, including Non‑Government Organisations, to implement on-farm demonstrations of improved technologies for upland crops.

CP003 Working with ACIAR now and in the future

Stakeholder survey and ACIAR actions.

CP004 Impact of the John Allwright Fellowship Scheme - Survey Report

ACIAR currently invests $2.3 million annually on John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) awards for postgraduate study in Australia by scientist involved in active ACIAR projects.

EEU-WP02 Project development assessment: genetic identification and stock improvement of tilapia in Malaysia and Fiji: project 9206

Tilapia are an extremely versatile fish for aquaculture, with high reproductive and growth rates

EEU-WP30 A global agro-climatic analysis of the distribution and production of livestock commodities

Investment in agricultural research in developing countries is being increasingly targeted at those areas and issues where the economic and environmental benefits may be expected to be greatest

EXT01 Master Plan for Agricultural Research Cambodia

A national agricultural master plan with guidance and reference for research in Cambodia.

EXT02 The medium term development strategy 2005-2010 Papua New Guinea

The medium term development strategy 2005-2010 Papua New Guinea

EXT03 Republic of South Africa Agricultural Research Council strategic plan 2005-2008

This document guides the processes and activities of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) towards the realisation of its strategic goals.

EXT04 Indonesian Strategic Plans 2005-2009: the Center for the Assessment and Development of Agricultural Technology

Indonesian Strategic Plans 2005-2009 developed as a response to the changes of the strategic environment and organisation of Indonesian agricultural research and development organisations.

EXT05 National Agriculture Development Plan 2007-2016

The Papua New Guinea Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has developed this National Agriculture Development Plan (NADP) as a blue print to guide our future directions in agriculture and rural development.

FR2009-08 Improving the marketing system for maize and soybeans in Cambodia

Final report for ASEM/2003/012.

FR2009-15 Evaluating domestic tuna fisheries projects

Final report for ASEM/2004/011.

FR2009-31 Strengthening market information activities in Vietnam

Final report for ADP/2001/066.

FR2011-05 Sustainable management of coffee green scales in Papua New Guinea

Final Report for project ASEM/2004/047, Sustainable management of coffee green scales in Papua New Guinea

FR2011-08 Enhancing tree seedling supply via economic and policy changes in the Philippines nursery sector

Final report for ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing tree seedling supply via economic and policy changes in the Philippines nursery sector

FR2011-09 Accelerating economic development through engagement and development of local industry institutions in Pacific island countries

Final report for project ADP/2010/024 Accelerating economic development through engagement and development of local industry institutions in Pacific island countries

FR2015-06 Coffee green scales in Papua New Guinea: highland arabica coffee and yield loss

This is the final report for ASEM/2010/051 ‘Coffee green scales in Papua New Guinea: highland arabica coffee and yield loss’.

FR2016-25 Final Report for ASEM/2009/055: Facilitating livelihood adaptation to natural resource pressures in Lao PDR

This project explored ways in which smallholder households can improve their livelihoods by facilitating a social learning process whereby stakeholders at multiple levels jointly develop livelihood adaptation strategies that could be offered for piloting at the project site.

FR2016-29 Final Report for ASEM/2010/003: Social research to foster effective collaboration and strenghten pro-poor value chains

The project used the methodology of participatory action research (PAR), building on a particular approach developed by the two co-chief investigators (see Spriggs and Chambers, 2011). This approach began with an extensive information gathering stage involving a variety of methods (baseline survey, capacity inventory, focus groups and case study). At this stage, initial meetings were held with all the commodity-based projects (CBPs) of ASLP2 to learn of their activities and to build relationships.

FS2016-ASEM/2011/043 Strengthening institutional capacity, extension services and rural livelihoods in the Central Dry Zone and Ayeyarwaddy Delta regions of Myanmar-FACTSHEET ASEM/2011/043

FACTSHEET ASEM/2011/043
To improve agricultural development and food security in Myanmar, ACIAR is supporting agricultural research and development into farmer decisions and effective farmer extension strategies in the Central Dry Zone (CDZ) and Ayeyarwady Delta (AD).

IAS025 Genetics of and breeding for rust resistance in wheat in India and Pakistan

The main objects of ACIAR projects CS1/1983/037 and CS1/1988/014 were to investigate and enhance the sources of rust resistance in wheat in India and Pakistan, and to provide training for Indian and Pakistan rust scientists at the National Wheat Rust Control Program at the University of Sydney

IAS026 Impact assessment of ACIAR-funded projects on grain-market reform in China

An assessment has been made of two projects (ANRE1/1992/028 and ADP/1997/021) funded by ACIAR dealing with economic research into grain-marketing policy in China

IAS029 Impact assessment of research on the biology and management of coconut crabs on Vanuatu

ACIAR and AIDAB (now AusAID) funded a suite of projects starting in 1985 with the aim of providing a science-based foundation for sustainable management of Vanuatu’s coconut crab resources, for the benefit of the Ni-Vanuatu people

IAS030 Eucalypt tree improvement in China

Eucalypt plantation forestry has become a major economic activity in China’s southern provinces

IAS88 ACIAR-funded crop–Livestock projects, Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China

This impact assessment study has
selected four projects, which were designed
to improve outcomes for women and families who are
smallholder farmers growing crops and raising cattle
in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China, where the challenges of land
degradation, access to water and poor agricultural
practices result in low crop productivity and poor
animal condition.

 

IAS88 ACIAR-funded crop–Livestock projects, Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China

This impact assessment study has
selected four projects, which were designed
to improve outcomes for women and families who are
smallholder farmers growing crops and raising cattle
in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China, where land
degradation, access to water and poor agricultural
practices result in low crop productivity and poor
animal condition.

 

MN022 Food price policy in Indonesia

Since the early 1970s the Indonesian government has had an active approach to agricultural policy, mainly to stimulate rice production in order to provide a stable base for the overall economy

MN023 Escaping from hunger

From 1984 to 1993 ACIAR funded a project in which Kenyan and Australian scientists sought ways to address the many problems encountered by farmers living in Kenya’s semi-arid rural areas

MN030 A profit in our own country

This publication is a record of a seminar conducted by the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research at Parliament House Canberra, May 17 1994.

MN038 Protected area assessment in Vanuatu: a socieconomic approach

This monograph describes the outcomes of an ACIAR project which undertook a socioeconomic assessment of native forest use in Vanuatu

MN039 Economic evaluation of agricultural research in Australia and New Zealand

Proceedings of a Research Evaluation Group for Agricultural Economists (REGAE) workshop in conjunction with the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economies Society 40th Conference

MN055 Food and other crops in Fiji

The scope of this bibliography includes published and unpublished documents on research and development activities that are readily accessible or available

MN063 The food and environment tightrope

This is a record of a seminar conducted by the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural research, Parliament House, Canberra, 24 November 1999

MN080 Setting policy priorities for the development of tree crop industries in Papua New Guinea

A set of assessments of policy options is made in this paper to identify policy priorities for the development of the tree crops sub-sector.

MN081 Policy options for the tree crop industries in Papua New Guinea

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This publications covers the outcomes of a research project funded by ACIAR aimed at developing the tree crops sub-sector in Papua New Guinea.

MN116 China's agricultural and rural development in the early 21st century

This book discusses several of the key agricultural and rural development policy issues faced by China in the first years of the 21st century.

MN118 Integrating knowledge for river basin management

The authors have developed an integrated water resources assessment and management framework.

MN123 Agricultural development and land policy in Vietnam

The main aims of the project, which provided the information for this book, were to assess the impacts of the Vietnamese government’s new policies on agriculture and to provide economic models suitable for analysing policy reforms.

MN123a [Vietnamese] Agricultural development and land policy in Vietnam [Vietnamese translation]

This is the Vietnamese translation of ‘Agricultural development and land policy in Vietnam’.

MN126 Agricultural development and land policy in Vietnam: policy briefs [Bilingual version]

A bilingual (English and Vietnamese back-to-back) version of chapter 12 of MN123: Agricultural development and land policy in Vietnam.

MN137a [Khmer] Jorani and the green vegetable bugs [Khmer translation]

This is the Khmer translation of MN137, a book for primary school children for use in the ‘Life Skills’ part of the Cambodian School curriculum. It will teach children about integrated pest management (IPM) in crops and the positive impact on the environment.

MN138 Landcare in the Philippines: a practical guide to getting it started and keeping it going

The Australian aid program has been working with the landcare movement in the Philippines for 10 years, encouraging farmers and their communities to take control of their own problems and to implement appropriate solutions. This book provides practical guidelines for all those involved in this important role.

MN140 A guide to upland cropping in Cambodia: maize

In response to the Royal Cambodian Government’s National Poverty Reduction Strategy (2003–2005), ACIAR funded research to develop sustainable farming systems for crops. The aim was to help reduce poverty and contribute to food security at household and national levels through the development of technologies and opportunities for the production of non-rice upland crops. This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in support of the on-going rollout of onfarm demonstrations for upland crops in Cambodia.

MN160a Maria’s family goes to market [Femili bilong Maria go long maket]—Western Highlands edition

The “Maria’s Family” books were developed as part of an ACIAR-funded project on women’s business acumen in Papua New Guinea. Initial research found women farmers in the highlands and East New Britain were making simple mistakes in marketing their produce, and almost all were not budgeting for their agricultural and families’ futures. Rural women also identified a lack of basic literacy was limiting their economic and social opportunities (including stopping them from engaging in training). These were the drivers of the creation of the “Maria’s Family” books.

MN178 A guide to value-chain analysis and development for overseas development assistance projects

This value-chain research and training manual consolidates experience from ACIAR projects across
Asia and Africa. It sets out the practical steps in adopting a value-chain perspective to understand
how to increase the profitability of agrifood value-chains collectively, and of smallholder farmers
in particular. The manual is designed to evolve as ACIAR’s knowledge continues to grow, by
incorporating future case studies and training materials to offer new insights. We invite contributions

MN191 Promoting sustainable agriculture and agroforestry to replace unproductive land use in Fiji and Vanuatu

The papers in this monograph explore how to improve financial and broader economic
analysis of agroforestry systems. They also examine legal, capital, labour, management and
policy measures that could facilitate agroforestry in Fiji and Vanuatu. Financial analyses of
various individual tree and crop species, and of example mixed-species models, are provided
for both Fiji and Vanuatu. The information presented in this monograph offers valuable
insights into the potential for further agroforestry development in Fiji and Vanuatu, and

PR001 Proceedings of the eastern Africa-ACIAR consultation on agricultural research

Proceedings of the Eastern Africa-ACIAR Consultation on Agricultural Research, outlining major agricultural problems and research priorities in the Eastern-Africa Region.

PR004 Proceedings of the Nigeria-Australia seminar on collaborative agricultural research

Proceedings of the Nigeria-Australia Seminar on Collaborative Agricultural Research

PR024 Smallholder agricultural development in Tonga

These proceedings detail the findings of the ACIAR smallholder agriculture project which were presented at a workshop held in Tonga in May 1988

PR026 Economics of fishery management in the Pacific islands region

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These are the proceedings of a conference held to assess the need for economic research into increasing fisheries productivity for island nations in the South Pacific region

PR060 Postharvest technology in Vietnam

Vietnam is striving to increase its agricultural production, but gains in productivity are offset by large postharvest losses

PR064 Integration of ruminants into plantation systems in southeast Asia

There are already instances of successful introduction of ruminants into Southeast Asia’s rubber, oil palm and coconut plantations, in ways that enable more intensive use of these areas

PR086 Leucaena: adaption, quality and farming systems

These proceedings report the presentations at the international workshop on Leucaena held at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi, 9-14 February 1998 and comprise three major sections: Taxonomy and Agronomy, Forage Quality and Farming Systems

PR093 Integrated nutrient management in farming systems in southeast Asia and Australia

Proceedings of an International Workshop held at the National Agricultural Research Centre, Vientiane, Laos 21-22 April, 1999

PR099 Food security for Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the Papua New Guinea Food and Nutrition 2000 Conference, PNG University of Technology, Lae 26–30 June 2000

Proceedings of the Papua New Guinea Food and Nutrition 2000 Conference, PNG University of Technology, Lae 26–30 June 2000.
Overall, food security is high in PNG as most rural people have access to land and can grow most of their food requirements

PR119 Agriproduct supply-chain management in developing countries

Progressing beyond self-sufficiency, whether at the farm or national level, requires the capacity for reliable production and profitable marketing of products sought by consumers

TR011 Economic prospects for vanilla in the South Pacific

Information on the vanilla industry in the South Pacific has not been readily available, so this report was prepared to fill this information gap

TR015 Marketing perspectives on a potential Pacific spice industry

The scarcity of information on spices became apparent during an ACIAR study on the economics of vanilla production

TR017 Rice production in Sri Lanka: a combined agronomic/economic study in the intermediate and dry zones

This is a companion volume to Technical Report No 13 (a study of rainfed rice production in Antique Province, Philippines)

TR042 Modified BEAM rubber agroforestry models: RRYIELD and RRECON

This publication summarises the modified BEAM model, including functions of the model, changes that were made and tutorials on how to use the model.

TR043 Grain market reform in China: global implications

The grain marketing system in China has become more competitive over the 1990s and domestic and international prices have become more closely aligned

TR052 Rice-shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta: biophysical and socioeconomic issues

The papers presented in this report are the proceedings of the project’s final review workshop, held in December 2000 at Can Tho University, Vietnam

TR053 Cooperatives: issues and trends in developing countries

This report is the outcome of a workshop held in 2003

TR054 Contract farming in Indonesia: smallholders and agribusiness working together

As developing countries continue on the path of economic liberalisation, there is an urgent need to bring the benefits of new trade and market opportunities to rural areas

TR060 Building economic decision-making capabilities of Chinese wool textile mills

The models and analyses presented in this report are designed to assist wool textile mills as they implement new operational procedures, management practices and decision-making processes.

TR069 Achieving food security in China: implications of World Trade Organization accession

A report on the effect of China’s WTO accession commitments on its agricultural sector.

WP47 Results of a Social and Economic Impact Assessment of Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Brassica Vegetable Crops in China

The purpose of this assessment was to extend an earlier analysis by investigating the longer-term impacts of two ACIAR-funded projects

WP56 Agricultural Research and Poverty Alleviation: Some International Perspectives

Poverty alleviation has become a primary goal of overseas development assistance for most donor countries and international financial institutions

WP58 Scaling out impacts: A study of three methods for introducing forage technologies to villages in Lao PDR

Results of a study to research the effectiveness of three participatory extension methods for scaling out forage and livestock technologies to new villages

Animal Health

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CoP33 Economic Impact of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases to Livestock in Africa, Asia and Australia

Final Report of Joint ESYS/International Livestock Research Institute/Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Tick Cost Project-Economic Impact of Tick-Borne Diseases to Livestock in Africa, Asia and Australia.

FR2010-02 Smallholder commercial pig production in East Nusa Tenggara - opportunities for better market integration

Final report for SADI-ACIAR project SMAR/2007/195 (English version)

FR2012-14 Management of pig-associated zoonoses in Lao PDR

Final Report for project [AH/2006/161], Management of pig-associated zoonoses in Lao PDR

IAS023 Improved methods for the diagnosis and control of bluetongue in small ruminants in Asia and the epidemiology and control of bovine ephemeral fever in China

Information from ACIAR supported research has led to the development of a successful and widely-used vaccine for bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) - a disease which causes widespread economic losses in China

MN005 Newcastle disease in poultry: a new food pellet vaccine

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Newcastle disease is the major virus disease of poultry in many countries of Southeast Asia

MN007 Malignant catarrhal fever in Asian livestock

This monograph represents a major study of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Indonesia and is based on a collaborative research project between Balitvet and James Cook University, supported by ACIAR. Many of the papers were presented at a workshop on MCF held in Indonesia, being contributions from the district investigation centres and provincial veterinary services, as well as from Balitvet scientists.

MN034 Breeding for resistance to infectious diseases in small ruminants

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in controlling livestock diseases through selective breeding

MN037 Detection and treatment of mineral nutrition problems in grazing sheep

This monograph presents selected papers from a workshop held in Beijing in October 1995

MN054 Survey toolbox forlivestock diseases: a practical manual and software package for active surveillance in developing countries

This book deals with a series of techniques for the collection of animal health information in developing countries The techniques have been developed to provide high quality information at a minimal cost, taking infrastructure and other constraints into account

MN057 Haemorrhagic septicaemia

Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) is an acute, fatal, septicaemic disease of cattle and buffaloes caused by specific serotypes of the bacterium Pasteurella multocida

MN058 Understanding animal health in southeast Asia: advances in the collection, management and use of animal health information

Livestock diseases cause enormous losses through death and decreased production impacting directly on food security and local economics. In most developing countries livestock represent, in addition to food and power, an important savings system within the village economy. In these countries disease of livestock are usually more severe, more widespread and inflict more social and economic damage than in developed countries. This publication reports the extensive and successful research that was undertaken as part of the ACIAR-facilitated projects.

MN082 Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens: a field manual

This manual aims to present information that will enable veterinary departments and development agencies to implement a sustainable Newcastle Disease control program

MN086 Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens: a training manual

This manual aims to assist trainers to enable farmers to become successful community vaccinators against ND

MN087 Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens: a laboratory manual - 2nd edition

This manual, originally published in 2002, describes the procedures needed to produce and test live, thermostable avirulent I-2 vaccine against Newcastle disease (ND) of poultry. It has formed the basis of practical training workshops for scientists and technicians in vaccine-producing laboratories in Africa and Asia. This second edition, updated on the basis of practical experience over the last decade, has been published due to increasing interest in local production of ND vaccine.

MN087a Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens: a laboratory manual – 2nd edition [French translation]

This manual, originally published in 2002, describes the procedures needed to produce and test live, thermostable avirulent I-2 vaccine against Newcastle disease (ND) of poultry. It has formed the basis of practical training workshops for scientists and technicians in vaccine-producing laboratories in Africa and Asia. This second edition, updated on the basis of practical experience over the last decade, has been published due to increasing interest in local production of ND vaccine.

MN096 Rats, mice and people: rodent biology and management

All the papers published in this book were presented at the 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management

MN100 Field methods for rodent studies in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

Over the past decade rodents have emerged as significant agricultural pests throughout Southeast Asia

MN113 Worm control for small ruminants in tropical Asia

This book and the accompanying CD draw together information from a number of sources to describe the state of research and development on worm control in Asia and the Pacific

MN133 Overcoming liver fluke as a constraint to ruminant production in South-East Asia

This monograph addresses the knowledge gaps in the genetics, immunology, epidemiology and control of liver fluke disease.

MN139 Improving village chicken production: a manual for field workers and trainers

Australia has supported the implementation of effective village chicken production programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America, including several research projects funded by ACIAR. This investment in research and development, always in collaboration with producers, traders and other stakeholders, has been shown to increase poultry numbers, household purchasing power, home consumption of chicken products (resulting in improved nutrition for families) and the decision-making power of women.

MN165a MN165a Veterinary Cold Chain Manual

Livestock are vital to the livelihoods of the world’s rural poor, and vaccines are a key component of livestock disease prevention and control worldwide. Vaccines have a major role in protecting animal health and public health, reducing animal suffering, enabling efficient production of food animals, and greatly reducing the need for antibiotics to treat food and companion animals. However, these important benefits can be seriously compromised by poor vaccine storage and handling.

PMG028 Partners Magazine July - October 2007

Partners for July to October 2007 features articles on biosecurity, including research addressing Avian Influenza (Birdflu), pig viruses, eucalypt rust, and potato and banana diseases.

PR039 Newcastle disease in village chickens

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Newcastle disease (ND) is a widespread and important cause of loss in productivity of village poultry.

PR043 Pasteurellosis in production animals

Proceedings of An international workshop sponsored by ACIAR held at Bali, Indonesia, 10-13 August 1992. A general review is made of specific diseases of economic importance in production animals, dealing in depth with those diseases and aspects of them not covered by other plenary speakers. The diseases reviewed are haemorrhagic septicaemia, bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis, pasteurellosis of sheep and goats, and, briefly, atrophic rhinitis.

PR044 Bovine ephemeral fever and related rhabdoviruses

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Joint research into bovine ephemeral fever involving China and Australia was instigated in response to a massive epidemic in 1983

PR051 Foot-and-mouth disease in southeast Asia

Australia and Thailand have collaborated for six years to study foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a disease which is endemic in Asia

PR066 Bluetongue disease in the Asia-Pacific region

In most of Asia, bluetongue is an infection which has existed since cattle, buffalo and deer have been present

PR074 Sustainable parasite control in small ruminants

Small ruminants are important to the nations of tropical and subtropical Asia and the Pacific Islands, but their productivity is severely constrained by inadequate nutrition and gastrointestinal parasites

PR075 Jembrana disease and the bovine lentiviruses

Jembrana is a disease similar to rinderpest, and found to affect Indonesian cattle and buffalo

PR094 Classical swine fever and emerging diseases in southeast Asia

The drive in Southeast Asia to satisfy the increasing demand for animal protein has resulted in many changes to common agricultural practices

PR103 SADC planning workshop on newcastle disease control in village chickens

This publication is a record of papers presented at a workshop in Maputo, Mozambique 6-9 March, 2000 on Newcastle disease in village chickens

PR117 Control of newcastle disease and duck plague in village poultry

These proceedings cover the papers presented at a workshop in Vietnam

PR128 Management of classical swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease in Lao PDR

These proceedings are a compilation of research papers presented at a workshop in Vientiane on foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever, which continue to be a problem for livestock producers.

PR131 Village chickens, poverty alleviation and the sustainable control of Newcastle disease

These proceedings are a collection of papers presented at an international conference of 102 village poultry researchers and animal health specialists from eastern, southern and western Africa, South-East Asia, Europe and Oceania, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 2005. The proceedings showcase the background, methodology and results of the AusAID-funded Southern Africa Newcastle Disease Control Project.

PR133 Use of the FecB (Booroola) gene in sheep-breeding programs

Proceedings of the Helen Newton Turner Memorial International Workshop held in Pune, Maharashtra, India, 10–12 November 2008. The workshop was the conclusion of ACIAR projects that entailed more than a decade of research in India on improved meat sheep production.

PR137 Animal biosecurity in the Mekong: future directions for research and development

Livestock disease constrains livelihood development in the Mekong countries through loss of animals and their productivity, restriction of trade within and between countries, and the diseases that can be transmitted from livestock to humans. The term biosecurity describes the methods used to contain these diseases and prevent their transmission.

PR138 Cattle health, production and trade in Cambodia

Improving smallholder cattle productivity and profitability is a recognised pathway to help alleviate rural poverty. These proceedings represent results of research from three ACIAR-funded projects that operated predominantly in Cambodia between 2007 and 2012. The three projects focused on cattle health and husbandry, livestock movements and spread of trans-boundary diseases, and improved feeding systems.

TR030 A review of the biology and management of rodent pests in southeast Asia

Twenty-nine species of rodents have been identified as having economic importance in Southeast Asia

TR035 Biotechnology and its implications for ACIAR

This publication examines the issues involved in the effective application of biotechnology in ACIAR-funded programs

TR065 A review of animal health research opportunities in Nusa Tenggara Timur and Nusa Tenggara Barat provinces, eastern Indonesia

This report looks into livestock production and health issues in Indonesia to determine future research directions.

TR067 Grassland degradation on the Tibetan Plateau: the role of small mammals and methods of control

This publication looks at degradation of the grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau.

TR082 Developing a clean market chain for poultry products in Indonesia

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.

WP59 A survey of the mineral status of livestock in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China

This report is the outcome of a cooperative program involving scientists from the Tibet Academy of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, the Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Australia.

WP59a [Mandarin] A survey of the mineral status of livestock in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China

The Mandarin translation of Working Paper 59.

Animal Production

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CP011 Grain Storage Tutor

Grain Storage Tutor is an interactive guide to the theory and practical application of quality maintenance of grain in storage, focusing on providing comprehensive information on best centralised storage practices for bagged rice.

CP018 Restoring China’s Grasslands

This brochure is focused on an ACIAR-funded farming-systems project that aims to improve the incomes of poor farmers in the China grasslands, while simultaneously tackling environmental issues of global concern.

FR2008-21 Improved beef production in central Vietnam

Final report for LPS/2002/078.

FR2008-37 Increasing milk production from cattle in Tibet

Final report for LPS/2002/104.

FR2009-21 Feeding village poultry in Solomon Islands

Final report for LPS/2003/054.

FR2009-24 Strategies to increase growth of weaned Bali calves

Final report for LPS/2004/023.

FR2010-21 Final Report: Forage legumes for supplementing village pigs in Lao PDR

Final report for project AH/2004/046, Forage legumes for supplementing village pigs in Lao PDR.

FR2014-09 Pasture development for community livestock production in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa

Final report for  LPS/2004/022: Pasture development for community livestock production in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

IAS052 Breeding and feeding pigs in Vietnam: assessment of capacity building and an update on impacts

The study updates the estimates of the impact provided in IAS 17. It highlights two important issues. First, the total benefits from this research activity and subsequent follow-up activities have increased substantially, from a net present value of benefits of nearly $500 million to nearly $2.0 billion. This provides a benefit-to-cost return of over 250:1 and an internal rate of return of 74%. Second, the capacity building included as an important component of the original project has been crucial in sustaining and extending the impact of the research.

IAS061 Salinity reduction in tannery effluents in India and Australia

This study examines research undertaken in India, where communities are suffering economically and socially from the salt pollution from tanneries. The estimated net benefits to Indian tanneries is A$47.3 million in present-value terms (using a 5% discount rate), of which $22.4 million can be attributed to ACIAR on a cost-share basis. They represent an impressive 32.4% internal rate of return.

MN019 Draught animal systems and management: an Indonesian study

Farming methods based on draught animals are among the most significant agricultural systems in the world. This manual contains a comprehensive account of the draught animal systems in representative areas of Indonesia whose characteristics simulate many other areas of Southeast Asia.

MN036 Ruminant nutrition and production in the tropics and subtropics

The first section of this book explores the principles of nitrogen metabolism in ruminants, indicates relatively simple ways in which deficiencies of nitrogen can be diagnosed, and explores practical ways to overcome such deficiencies

MN053 Field experiments with forages and crops

The first edition of this practical guide was compiled by the Forages for Smallholders Project and the Lao Department of Livestock and Fisheries, with the assistance of many researchers and field workers throughout Southeast Asia

MN062 Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers: how to select the best varieties to offer farmers in southeast Asia

This booklet is based on the experiences of researches and farmers working with the AusAID-funded Forages for Smallholders Project (FSP) in Southeast Asia.

MN066 A review of Papua New Guinea's red meat industry

This study of the red meat industry, funded by AusAID under special funding arrangements with ACIAR, provides a much needed analysis

MN088 Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages

Farmers have to spend much time feeding their animals, grazing them in distant areas or cutting feed far from their homes. Supplementing traditional feed resources with planted forages is a simple solution to decreasing natural feed resources

MN089 [Lao] Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages [Lao]

(Available electronically only) The Lao translation of Monograph 88 Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages.

MN095 Improving Indonesia's beef industry

(Available electronically only) The project described in this report aimed to provide an analytical modelling framework to help beef industry analysts and advisers understand how changes in the general economic environment and in government policy are likely to affect each component of the cattle to beef supply chain, from production through sales

MN097 Effects of globalisation and economic development on the Asian livestock sector

This report analyses the impact of growth in demand for livestock products and trade liberalisation on the performance of the beef, pig meat, poultry and dairy systems in China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand

MN099 Developing agricultural solutions with smallholder farmers - how to get started with participatory approaches

This book describes a participatory approach used by development workers in Southeast Asia to help smallholders integrate forages onto their farms.

MN108 Pig husbandry in New Guinea: a literature review and bibliography

There are nearly two and a half million domestic pigs in New Guinea, or approximately one animal for every three people

MN142 Forages and farmers - Case studies from South-East Asia

Copublished by ACIAR and CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture), this book recounts the stories of innovative farmers, both men and women, who transformed marginal farming into productive, profitable and market-oriented enterprises.

PR007 Goat production and research in the tropics

proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 6-8 February 1984.

The aims of the workshop Goat Production and Research in the Tropics were: firstly to identify the major problems facing the goat industries in developing countries: secondly, to understand Australia’s comparative advantage in goat research: and finally, to identify potential topics, operating institutions and scientists around which ACIAR might develop collaborative research proposals.

PR010 Draught animal power for production

proceedings of an international workshop held at James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, Australia, 10-16 July 1985.

PR027 Draught animals in rural development

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The estimated one billion draught animals throughout the developing world provide vital power, transport, milk, meat and security to millions of rural families

PR032 Forages for plantation crops

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This proceedings provides information needed by extension workers and farmers to increase the productivity of ruminants in plantation crops

PR034 Buffalo and goats in Asia

These seminar proceedings report the results of ACIAR sponsored research which commenced in 1985

PR046 Draught animal power in the Asian-Australasian region

The economic structure of draught animal power in Asia varies from country to country according to national policy, social patterns and agricultural practices

PR068 Exploring approaches to research in the animal sciences in Vietnam

Enormous changes have occurred in Vietnam since 1990

PR073 Mineral problems in sheep in northern China and some other regions in Asia

China has vast areas of arid and semi-arid pastoral land in its northern provinces

PR087 Upland farming systems in the Lao PDR: problems and opportunities for livestock

Improvements in disease control are desperately needed making the 1997 Vientiane workshop organised jointly by the Department of Livestock and Fisheries (GoL) and ACIAR, extremely timely

PR092 Tannins in livestock and human nutrition

Tannins are one of the most common secondary products found in plants species, and represent one of the greatest hurdles to effective utilisation of forages by grazing livestock

PR095 Working with farmers: the key to adoption of forage technologies

This proceedings puts on record the papers and posters which were presented and the discussions which were held at the international workshop which marked the completion of the Forages for Smallholders Project

PR108 Development strategies for genetic evaluation for beef production in developing countries

This workshop was organised so that Thailand could share its experiences and results with other Southeast Asian countries who share similar production environments and constraints with the aim of sharing information and ideas and to foster cooperation in Southeast Asia for beef production and breeding

PR110 Strategies to improve Bali cattle in eastern Indonesia

This publication brings together Indonesian and Australian expertise on Bali cattle production and herd improvement

PR115 Tropical legumes for sustainable farming systems in southern Africa and Australia

The papers in this book come from an ACIAR project to develop sustainable animal and cropping systems in southern Africa

RN23 Measurement and maintenance of duck and hen egg quality in Vietnam

The albumen quality of duck and hen eggs declines very rapidly when eggs are stored at ambient temperature especially in hot climates

TR022 Plants fed to village ruminants in Indonesia

This report presents original information on the composition of 136 species of plants known to be fed to village ruminants, mostly in West Java

TR025 Economic aspects of raw wool production and marketing in China

The Chinese Government has placed a high priority on the development of the nation’s raw wool industry

TR032 Production of fine wool in northern China: effect of nutrition and helminth infections

The northern provinces of China where the land is suitable only for grazing livestock supports approximately 100 million sheep based on Merino types originally from Russia and Australia

TR045 Rodent biology and management

This technical report contains abstracts from an international conference on rodent biology and management held in Beijing in 1998.

TR072 Beef palatabililty in the Republic of South Africa: implications for niche-marketing strategies

ACIAR supports research on improving the competitiveness and profitability of smallholder cattle producers in the Republic of South Africa. The consumer research presented in this report highlights the potential for smallholder producers of indigenous cattle to gain a share of markets currently dominated by grain-fed beef from feedlots.

TR074 Social capital and cattle marketing chains in Bali and Lombok, Indonesia

This study provides evidence of the importance of social capital in the process of alleviating poverty through rural development initiatives, particularly with respect to Indonesian smallholders accessing cattle market opportunities.

WP53 Priorities for Pig Research in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to 2010

The majority of pig producers are smallholders, most of whom are located in rural areas

Crop Improvement

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CoP002 Rice in Laos

An IRRI publication documenting the long association of Laos and its people with rice in historical, cultural and agricultural contexts.

CoP010 Field crop manual: maize - a guide to upland production in Cambodia

A guide to maize production in Cambodia, produced jointly by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute and ACIAR.

CoP012 Rice in Cambodia

A Khmer language publication on rice in Cambodia, including the history of rice cultivation, and all stages rice production management - from breeding to market.

CoP014 Economic Analysis of Diversity in Modern Wheat

Scientific breeding in the twentieth century greatly accelerated wheat’s evolution, producing high-yielding varieties that helped avoid famine in many developing countries. Emerging scientific tools hold promise for identifying and tapping new, useful genetic diversity within wheat’s primary and secondary gene pools and, through genetic engineering, beyond.

CoP29 Guidelines for Production and Management of Green Gram and Black Gram Grown in Rice Paddy: A Case in Myanmar

This booklet is based on the result of highlights of case
studies conducted in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwaddy region
and Daik Oo Township, Bago region of Myanmar.

CoP30 Guidelines for Production and Management of Rice in Rice-Rice Systems: A Case in Myanmar

This booklet is based on the result of highlights of case
studies conducted in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwaddy region
and Daik Oo Township, Bago region

CoP31 The Practical Implementation of Conservation Agriculture in the Middle East

This publication is designed to help innovative farmers, machinery manufacturers,
extension specialists, and researchers learn more about conservation
agriculture (CA) in the Middle East, especially the practicalities
of implementing the various CA principles in the field. Although CA was
little known in the Middle East prior to 2005, it has been increasingly adopted
around the world over the past four decades, and has been adapted

EEU-WP20 Project development assessment: pineapple quality improvement (PN9407)

This project deals with two main problems in the pineapple industry: blackheart injury and crown deterioration

FR2008-32 Lentil and Lathyrus in the cropping systems of Nepal

Final report for CIM/1999/064.

FR2008-33 Drying systems to improve grain quality in north-east India

Final report for CIM/2001/026.

FR2010-09 Australia–China linkage for enhanced rice cold-tolerance

Final report for project CIM/2005/152

FR2010-11 Use and improvement of sugarcane germplasm

Final report for project CIM/2000/038

FR2010-18 Final report: Enhancing food security in eastern Africa

Final report for project CSE/2009/043 Enhancing food security in eastern Africa. Note that this project was a small research & development activity and is therefore not available on the website.

FR2010-20 Final report: Development of conservation farming implements for two-wheel tractors (power tillers) in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Bangladesh

Final report for project CSE/2007/027 Development of conservation farming implements for two-wheel tractors (power tillers) in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Bangladesh.

Note that this project is a small research and development activitiy and does not appear on the website.

FR2010-23 Final Report: Implementation of rodent management in intensive irrigated rice-production systems in Indonesia and Vietnam

Final Report for project ADP/2003/060, Implementation of rodent management in intensive irrigated rice-production systems in Indonesia and Vietnam.

FR2010-27 Final Report: Development of emerging farmer and crop-livestock systems in northern South Africa

Final Report for project LPS/2002/081, Development of emerging farmer and crop-livestock systems in northern South Africa.

FR2011-11 Oilseed brassica improvement in China, India and Australia

Final report for project CIM/1999/072 Oilseed brassica improvement in China, India and Australia

FR2011-12 Ensuring productivity and food security through sustainable control of wheat yellow rust in Asia

Final report for CIM/2003/067 Ensuring productivity and food security through sustainable control of wheat yellow rust in Asia

FR2011-13 Seeds of Life 2

Final report for project CIM/2003/014 Seeds of life 2

FR2011-14 Improving the quality of pearl millet residues for livestock

Final Report for project CIM/1999/062 Improving the quality of pearl millet residues for livestock

FR2011-23 Enhancing farm profitability in north-western India and South Australia by improving grain quality of wheat

Final report for project CIM/2006/094 Enhancing farm profitability in north-western India and South Australia by improving grain quality of wheat

FR2014-13 Increased productivity of rice-based cropping systems in Lao PDR

Final report for  CSE/2006/041: Increased productivity of rice-based cropping systems in Lao PDR

FR2016-04 Final Report for CSE/2009/004: Developing Improved Farming & Marketing Systems in Rainfed Regions of Southern Lao PDR

The analysis of farmers’ value chain and marketing operations, and synthesis of best-bet technologies, with transect analysis from lowlands to uplands, and from subsistence to commodity agriculture.  
Adaptive on-farm research was established on approximately 300 farms in ten villages associated with these systems hubs to improve productivity and income from diversified systems in the lowlands and uplands, including attention to the priority poor upland districts of Xepon, Phin and Nong.

FR2016-08 Final Report for CSE/2009/037: Improved rice establishment and productivity in Cambodia and Australia (Mekong - South Asia Food Security Research program: component 2)

Rice remains the cornerstone of Cambodian agriculture. Over the last few years production systems have undergone more radical change than in the last few hundred years. The major changes relate to the spread of direct-seeding, a significant increase in irrigated rice, and the uptake of mechanisation to replace animal draught for land preparation.

FR2016-11 Final Report for CSE/2009/005: Improved rice germplasm for Cambodia and Australia

Indochina Research (Cambodia) Ltd. (IRL) was contracted by the project in October 2010 to carry out a survey on rice germplasm needs of Cambodia. The questionnaire used for the survey was developed jointly by IRL and IRRI, and was finalized in December 2010. The survey was conducted from late December 2010 to early January 2011 in the three project provinces, Takeo, Kampot, and Kampong Thom.

FR2016-12 Final Report for CIM/2007/084: Molecular markers for broadening the genetic base of stem rust resistance genes effective against strain Ug99

This final report sums up a project that aims to develop more durable resistance to stem rust through the combination of diverse sources of adult plant resistance and seedling resistance genes effective against Ug99 and its derivatives.

FR2016-14 Final Report for CSE 2011/036: Improving productivity in farming systems of the Nile Delta

In 2010 the Australian Government initiated discussions to build partnerships to support development objectives for Egypt. These were reinforced in March 2011 following the significant political and social changes in Egypt during the period known as the “Arab Spring”. The key Australian agencies involved in implementation were AusAID[1] and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

FR2016-24 Final Report for CIM/2015/010: Weedy Rice in the Philippines and Vietnam

This work has aimed to identify the challenges posed by current weedy rice infestation levels in the Philippines and Vietnam, two major Asian rice producers, develop novel solutions for weed management in rice, identify research gaps and support stewardship for the adoption of new technologies (i.e. Clearfield technology) for effective control of weedy rice in Asia.

FR2016-28 Final Report for CIM/2009/049: Seeds of Life 3

The objective of the Seeds of Life 3 (SoL3) program was to improve food security through increased productivity of major foodcrops. The foodcrops SoL3 targeted were in first instance the staple foodcrops of the Timorese menu, i.e. maize, rice, peanut, cassava and sweet potato. The program also expanded into research on legumes (e.g. kidney beans, mung beans and winged beans) and temperate crops (e.g. wheat, barley, potatoes).

FR2016-30 Final Report for CIM/2008/027: Development of conservation cropping systems in the drylands of northern Iraq

Between 2005 and 2014 ACIAR and AusAID supported a project with the overall goal of improving the productivity and sustainability of crop production in the drylands of northern Iraq, funded in three phases.  The third phase of the project discussed in this report was designed to build upon two previous phases, to specifically develop and promote conservation agriculture (CA) in Iraq.

FS2016 HORT/2009/056 Sustainable productivity improvements in allium and solanaceous vegetable crops in Indonesia and sub-tropical Australia FACTSHEET

Project information sheet

HORT/2009/056
Sustainable productivity improvements in
allium and solanaceous vegetable crops
in Indonesia and sub-tropical Australia.

MN033 Illustrated guide to the identification of banana varieties in the South Pacific

ACIAR has funded research in Western Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries to introduce banana varieties resistant to the highly damaging leaf disease black sigatoka

MN047 Partners in the harvest

Record of a serminar, “NGOs, scientists and the poor: competitors, combatants or collaborators?”, conducted the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research and World Vision Australia

MN059 Ecologically-based rodent management

The genesis of this book was a common concern on the lack of progress in rodent pest management over the past 20 years in both developing countries and elsewhere

MN076 Plant genetic resources in the Pacific

The conservation, improvement and management of crop genetic resources is particularly important in the Pacific because of the region’s dependence on agriculture

MN090 [Indonesian] Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages [Indonesian]

(Available electronically only) The Indonesian translation of Monograph 88 Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages. Smallholder farmers traditionally have fed their animals on freely-available forage resources which have no value to smallholders except as livestock feed. These include crop residues and natural vegetation such as grasses, herbs and tree leaves. As livestock numbers and cropping areas have increased these once abundant feed resources have become increasingly limited.

MN092 [Thai] Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages [Thai]

(Available electronically only) The Thai translation of Monograph 88 Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers - how to grow, manage and use forages. Smallholder farmers traditionally have fed their animals on freely-available forage resources which have no value to smallholders except as livestock feed. These include crop residues and natural vegetation such as grasses, herbs and tree leaves. As livestock numbers and cropping areas have increased these once abundant feed resources have become increasingly limited.

MN101 The coconut odyssey: the bounteous possibilities of the tree of life

Mike Foale has spent more than 40 years researching coconuts in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere

MN111 High-yielding anthracnose-resistant Stylosanthes for agricultural systems

This comprehensive book summarises new knowledge about Stylosanthes research and development

MN140a [Khmer] A guide to upland cropping in Cambodia: maize [Khmer]

This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in support of the on-going rollout of onfarm demonstrations for upland crops in Cambodia.

MN158 Crop yields and global food security: will yield increase continue to feed the world?

This is an invaluable reference book on the opportunities for crop yield increase to feed the world to 2050. Written by three world-renowned agricultural scientists, it is aimed at agricultural scientists and economists, decision-makers in the food production industry, concerned citizens and tertiary students.

MN162 MUNGBEAN PRODUCTION GUIDE FOR CAMBODIAN CONDITIONS -MN162

This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in
support of the ongoing roll-out of more productive, economic and
environmentally sustainable upland cropping systems in Cambodia.

MN167 MAIZE PRODUCTION GUIDE FOR CAMBODIAN CONDITIONS - MN167

This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in
support of the ongoing roll-out of more productive, economic and
environmentally sustainable upland cropping systems in Cambodia.

MN171 SUNFLOWER PRODUCTION GUIDE FOR CAMBODIAN CONDITIONS -MN171

This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in
support of the ongoing roll-out of more productive, economic and
environmentally sustainable upland cropping systems in Cambodia.

MN173 Working with rhizobia

This manual brings together state-of-the-art methods for the study of root-nodule bacteria, both in the free-living state and in symbiosis with legumes.

In each chapter, the manual introduces a topic and provides guidance on how study of the symbiosis might best be tackled.

PR005 Evaluation of large ruminants for the tropics

Evaluation of large ruminants for the tropics: Proceedings of an international workshop held at CSIRO, Rockhampton, Queenland, 1984.

PR008 Tropical legume improvement

Proceedings of a Thailand/ACIAR Planning and Coordinalion Workshop, Bangkok, 10-12 October 1983.

PR015 Preserving grain quality by aeration and in-store drying

Proceedings of an international seminar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-11 October 1985.

PR018 Food legume improvement for Asian farming systems

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Food legumes are grown throughout Asia for human and animal nutrition

PR019 Technological change in postharvest handling and transportation of grains in the humid tropics

Significant advances in grain harvesting, drying, handling, storage and milling have occurred in the ASEAN region in the last decade

PR021 Banana and plantain breeding strategies

Bananas and plantain (musa spp) are one of the few tropical crops that have not been bred successfully

PR022 Bulk handling and storage of grain in the humid tropics

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High yields from new early-maturing varieties of rice and the development of systems enabling two crops per year have created problems for the existing grain handling system in the ASEAN region

PR025 Fumigation and controlled atmosphere storage of grain

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These proceedings stem from aconference held in Singapore in February 1989

PR040 Peanut improvement: a case study in Indonesia

Proceedings of an ACIAR/AARD/QDPI collaborative review meeting held at Malang, East Java, Indonesia, 19-23 August, 1991. These proceedings present a brief summary of the activities and results of six years of collaboration between Indonesia and Australia under the ACIAR project Peanut Improvement in Indonesia.

PR053 Coconut improvement in the South Pacific

These proceedings arose from a workshop held in conjunction with the final review of the ACIAR coconut improvement project

PR057 Leucaena - opportunities and limitations

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These proceedings provide an update on progress with research on multipurpose trees in general and leucaena in particular. They include details on priorities for future research and the establishment of LEUCNET, the international network to promote leucaena research and development worldwide.

PR067 Sugarcane germplasm conservation and exchange

Estimates given in 1987-88 place sugar as the fourteenth most important crop in developing countries with a gross value of production of over US$7 billion

PR069 South Pacific indigenous nuts

(Available electronically only) This publication brings together most of the papers presented at a five day workshop held in Vanuatu in 1994

PR071 Grain drying in Asia

Grain drying has taken on an important role in Asia as countries strive to produce grains for world export

PR077 Breeding strategies for rainfed lowland rice in drought-prone environments

These proceedings present the results of five years collaborative research involving scientists from Australia, Thailand and Lao PDR

PR101 Increased lowland rice production in the Mekong region

These proceedings report the outcome of an International Workshop held in Vientiane, Laos, 30 Oct to 2 Nov 2000 to coincide with the beginning of a new ACIAR project, Increased productivity of rice-based cropping systems in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Australia

PR112 Breeding of drought-resistant peanuts

These proceedings report papers presented at the final external review of ACIAR project CS97/114 held at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 25-27 February 2002

PR113 Agriculture: new directions for a new nation East Timor (Timor-Leste)

An urgent task in the newly emerging nation of East Timor is to develop a sustainable agricultural sector

PR140 Applying photosynthesis research to improvement of food crops

The major focus of crop productivity research in recent decades has been on improving drought and salt tolerance, water and fertiliser use efficiency, and disease and pest control. However, by themselves they are unlikely to be sufficient to meet future food security demands. Therefore it is time to look at new approaches, including increasing the photosynthetic efficiency of crop plants, better using the non-limiting inputs of sunlight and carbon dioxide from the air.

PR146 Food security in Timor-Leste through crop production - PR146

The TimorAg2016 Conference was held in Timor-Leste in April 2016 and was a celebration of the conclusion of the 16-year Seeds of Life project.

These proceedings describe the progress made by the Seeds of Life project and other partners and stakeholders in improving crop production, nutrition and access to food for households in Timor-Leste over the past 16 years. They provide a valuable contribution to the discussion on further advancing the country’s agriculture sector to achieve food security in Timor-Leste.

TR013 Rainfed rice production in the Philippines: a combined agronomic/economic study of Antique province

This report contains details of two ACIAR projects: an agronomic project designed to study environmental constraints to increase productivity of rainfed rice-based farming systems in the lowlands and upland areas of Sri Lanka and the Philippines and; an economic project focusing on the factors responsible for the difference between potential productivity and actual farm performance

TR016 Mineral nutrition of food legumes in Thailand

ACIAR has supported two complementary studies in Thailand that have confirmed deficiencies of the micronutrients boron and molybdenum and the macronutrients phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and nitrogen in a high proportion of food legume crops

TR029 Research and development prospects for faba bean

This report is the result of a workshop held in Melbourne in March 1994, which aimed to define research and development priorities for faba beans at a regional, national and international level

TR037 Mycotoxin contamination in grains

High levels of mycotoxin are hazardous to human and animal health

TR038 Principles of grain marketing: some lessons from the Australian experiences

This technical report emphasises the importance of efficient methods for determining price in agricultural markets and the importance of transport in developing efficient domestic and international marketing systems

TR039 The cut flower industry: research and development issues

This publication examines the issues involved in the effective application of biotechnology in ACIAR-funded programs

TR044 A variety collection of edible nut tree crops in Solomon Islands

This technical report summarises results of a variety collection of indigenous edible nut tree crops

TR046 Kava (Piper methysticum) in the South Pacific

This report discusses kava myths and ceremonies, the relative importance of kava as a cash crop, the kava plant and its cultivation, and the diseases and pests commonly found in kava gardens

TR048 Genetic transformation, regeneration and analysis of transgenic peanut

Conventional breeding has led to the improvement of some peanut traits such as seed yield and drought tolerance

TR061 Production technologies for low-chill temperate fruits

Reports from the Second International Workshop on Production Technologies for Low-chill Temperate Fruits, Chiang Mai 2004.

TR076 Nutritional status of cocoa in Papua New Guinea

ACIAR Technical Report 76: Nutritional status of cocoa in Papua New Guinea

TR083 Experiencing and coping with change: women-headed farming households in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

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.

TR87 A comparison of three empirical models for assessing cropping options in a data-sparse environment, with reference to Laos and Cambodia

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.

Crop Protection

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CoP004 Suggested recommendations for the fumigation of grain in the ASEAN region

A three-part multilingual publication looking at fumigation for pest control.

CoP006 Guide to Fumigation Under Gas-Proof Sheets

This fumigation guide has been written to tell, and show, users how to do fumigations with the fumigants phosphine and methyl bromide using gas-proof sheets to treat: bag-stacks of grain and other commodities; loaded freight containers and other products

CoP007 Weeds of upland crops in Cambodia

A weed identification guide sponsored by ACIAR, the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. The purpose of this book is to help extension workers and farmers to identify plants that are weeds or are considered to have the potential to become weeds in the upland cropping systems of Cambodia.

CoP009 Liriomyza Parasitoids in Southeast Asia

An online key to Liriomyza Parasitoids in Southeast Asia.

CoP28 Guidelines for Production and Management of Rice in Rice-Pulse Systems: A Case in Myanmar

This booklet is based on the result of highlights of case
studies conducted in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwaddy region
and Daik Oo Township, Bago region

CP007 Sweetpotato DiagNotes

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research funded the research, development and production of this product.

FR2008-22 Establishment of fruit fly pest-free areas

Final report for CP/2007/002.

FR2011-01 Enhancing Papua New Guinea smallholder cocoaproduction through greater adoption of disease control practices

Final report for project ASEM/2003/015: Enhancing Papua New Guinea smallholder cocoaproduction through greater adoption of disease control practices

FR2014-17 Policy instruments to address air pollution issues in agriculture: implications for Happy Seeder technology adoption in India

Final report for CSE/2006/132: Policy instruments to address air pollution issues in agriculture: implications for Happy Seeder technology adoption in India

IAS024 Assessment of rodent control projects in Vietnam: adoption and impact

Information used for this assessment was gathered from key informants among people involved in the ACIAR, AusAID CARD, and ACIAR-World Vision projects and from focus-group discussions among farmers’ representing the treatment and control areas in five provinces of Vietnam

IAS056 A review and impact assessment of ACIAR’s fruit-fly research partnerships, 1984–2007

This study reviewed the full set of 17 projects on fruit flies that ACIAR has supported with many partner organisations and countries. Overall the study shows that the return on this substantial research and development investment has been significant. The net present value of all benefits was estimated as $208.1 million (in A$2007).

IAS062 Integrated management of insect pests of stored grain in the Philippines

This study looks at projects that focused on developing effective methods for treating stored grains for control of pests in several countries in South-East Asia, including the Philippines. There has been significant adoption of the outcomes, primarily by larger storage and handling sectors of the rice and other grain industries. The study found that the return on this significant investment by all parties was substantial, with a net present value of research gains to the Philippines of PHP65,544m or A$1,696m. This provides a benefit:cost ratio of approximately 174:1 and an internal rate of return of 46.6%.

IAS92 Knowledge systems and RAPID framework for impact assessments

This report contributes towards the focus on the social
and policy dimensions of impact. The report has
two major parts. First, a new framework for impact
assessments is presented. The framework integrates
two distinct literatures that link research with policy
outcomes. Knowledge systems (Cash et al. 2003) and
the research and policy for development (RAPID)
literatures (Overseas Development Institute 2004) are
proposed as tools to analyse how knowledge flows

MN003 Grain protectants

Spoilage of grain by pests, high temperatures and/or humidity can be brought under control by the correct use of suitable grain protectants

MN012 Biological control - Pacific prospects: supplement 1

This supplement was published in 1987 by Inkata Press, from material collected under ACIAR’s South Pacific program and has arisen in response to requests for data on additional pests, and the six pests documented were chosen following recommendations made at Plant Protection meetings held in Apia in 1986 and Noumea in 1987

MN020 Biological control - Pacific prospects: supplement 2

The publication of Biological Control: Pacific Prospects in 1987 and supplement 1 in 1989 has generated a new drive for biological control in the south and west pacific

MN021 The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia

This publication follows in the steps of the successful Biological Control: Pacific Prospects and its supplements

MN026 Biological control of weeds: Southeast Asian prospects

A survey commissioned by ACIAR identified 28 major weeds that are exotic to Southeast Asia and that merited evaluation as possible targets for biological control

MN027 Recollections of a Pacific entomologist 1925-1966

Insight into the historic setting of biological control in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

MN044 The major invertebrate pests and weeds of agriculture and plantation forestry in southern and western Pacific

This publication provides data needed to help countries throughout the Southern and Western Pacific select appropriate target pests for classical biological control

MN045 Report on ACIAR-funded research on viroids and viruses of coconut palm and other tropical monocotyledons 1985-1993

This publication describes many aspects of the work that followed the discovery of the viroid agent of the disease

MN046 The distribution and importance of arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture and forestry plantations in southern China

The use of naturally occurring enemies to control native insects continues to be a dominating influence on biological control in China today

MN049 Biological control of weeds: theory and practical application

Weed problems in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming increasingly difficult to manage.

MN051 Biological control of insect pests: southeast Asian prospects

This is a companion volume to Biological Control of Weeds: Southeast Asian Prospects (Waterhouse 1994)

MN068 Distribution and importance of arthropods associated with agriculture and forestry in Chile

This publication in both English and Spanish contains information on the most important pest species in Chile

MN077 Classical biological control of arthropods in Australia

This publication provides ready access to a summary of information on the natural enemies that have been liberated for classical biological control of anthropods in Australia up to 2000, including their origin, year of liberation, whether they have been established and with what effect

MN079 Biological control of water hyacinth 2

Water hyacinth is widely recognised as the world’s worst aquaric weed

MN102 Lantana: current management status and future prospects

This book brings together the available information about lantana and the insects and diseases that have been studied to control it

MN119 Guidelines for surveillance for plant pests in Asia and the Pacific

This manual will assist plant health scientists to devise surveillance programs and to transmit specimens to the laboratory for identification and preservation.

MN119a [Indonesian] Guidelines for surveillance for plant pests in Asia and the Pacific [Indonesian translation]

Indonesian translation of MN119, the manual on surveillance programs for plant health.

MN119b [Vietnamese] Guidelines for surveillance for plant pests in Asia and the Pacific [Vietnamese translation]

The Vietnamese translation of MN119, the manual on surveillance programs for plant health.

MN119c [Thai] Guidelines for surveillance for plant pests in Asia and the Pacific [Thai translation]

The Thai translation of MN119, the manual on surveillance programs for plant health.

MN129 Diagnostic manual for plant diseases in Vietnam

A manual designed to help plant pathologists develop basic skills in the diagnosis of the cause of diseases, focusing on fungal diseases of the roots and stems.

MN129a [Vietnamese] Diagnostic manual for plant diseases in Vietnam [Vietnamese translation]

The Vietnamese translation of MN129, a manual designed to help plant pathologists develop basic skills in the diagnosis of the cause of diseases, focusing on fungal diseases of the roots and stems.

MN131 Integrated pest and disease management for sustainable cocoa production: a training manual for farmers and extension workers – 2nd edition

This booklet is the second edition of the original monograph published in 2008. New management approaches, based on sound agronomic practices and integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategies, have been developed to assist farmers to optimise their cocoa production. The revised edition encompasses updates, particularly to the sections on IPDM and cocoa pod borer.

MN131a [Indonesian] Integrated pest and disease management for sustainable cocoa production: a training manual for farmers and extension workers [Indonesian translation]

This is the Indonesian translation of MN131, a booklet that addresses knowledge gaps in cocoa production. New management approaches, based on sound agronomic practices and integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategies, have been developed to assist farmers to optimise their cocoa production. Farmers can expect significantly higher yields if these approaches are implemented completely and correctly.

MN132 TaroPest: an illustrated guide to pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific

A guide to the pests and diseases of taro in the South Pacific.

MN137 Jorani and the green vegetable bugs

This book is for primary school children for use in the ‘Life Skills’ part of the Cambodian School curriculum. It will teach children about integrated pest management (IPM) in crops and the positive impact on the environment.

MN137b [Lao] Jorani and the green vegetable bugs [Lao translation]

This is the Lao translation of MN137, a book for primary school children for use in the ‘Life Skills’ part of the Cambodian School curriculum. It will teach children about integrated pest management (IPM) in crops and the positive impact on the environment. IPM is aimed at reducing pesticide use, which will benefit the environment and human health. Children are very good at understanding environmental issues like this and take the messages home to their parents.

MN143 Insects of upland crops in Cambodia

An insect identification field guide for farmers and extension workers in the upland cropping systems of Cambodia.

MN143a Insects of upland crops in Cambodia [Khmer translation]

An insect identification field guide for farmers and extension workers in the upland cropping systems of Cambodia. This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in support of the rollout of on-farm demonstrations for upland crops in Cambodia.

MN144 Yam nutrition: nutrient disorders and soil fertility management

This book draws together what is currently known about the mineral nutrition of yams. It is intended as a useful reference for agronomists and extension personnel, and also researchers.

PR013 Bacterial wilt disease in Asia and the South Pacific

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Bacterial wilt, caused largely by Pseudomonas solanacearum, is one of the most destructive bacterial plant diseases

PR045 Bacterial wilt

Bacterial wilt is primarily of importance in the tropics and subtropics

PR049 Sandalwood in the Pacific region

The papers reproduced here are edited versions of presentations given at the Symposium on Sandalwood Conservation at the XVII Pacific Science Congress, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, in June 1991. This symposium was a follow-up to a previous symposium on Sandalwood in the Pacific held at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, April 9-11, 1990.

PR076 Management of fruit flies in the Pacific

This publication presents extended abstracts of the papers presented to a workshop held in Nadi, Fiji 28-31 October 1996

PR089 Elimination of aflatoxin contamination in peanut

Proceedings of A collaborative workshop project between the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Australia and Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia.

RN26 Non-chemical Control of Rodents in Lowland Irrigated Rice Crops

Rodents are a major agricultural pest across much of Southeast Asia

TR018 Post-flask management of tissue-cultured bananas

Banana production, an important component of the island economies of the South Pacific, is threatened by the fungal leaf disease black Sigatoka

TR021 Production of pathogen-tested sweet potato

In 1985 a program for the improvement of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (Lam) L) was funded by ACIAR

TR036 A guide to the zygotic embryo culture of coconut palms (Cocos nucifera L.)

Coconut embryo culture has many applications, foremost of which is in the facilitation of germplasm movement

TR055 Chromolaena in the Asia-Pacific region

Chromolaena (Siam weed) is a serious weed which has spread from its original home in the West Indies to large areas of Africa and Asia

TR062 Pest and disease incursions: risks, threats and management in Papua New Guinea

The papers in this report were presented at the 2nd PNG Plant Protection Conference and include information on crop pests, diseases and weeds and their management, pest incursions and quarantine, and pest and disease identification.

WP51 Report on ACIAR-funded Research on Viroids and Viruses of Coconut Palm and other Tropical Monocotyledons

This publication describes many aspects of the work that followed the discovery of the viroid agent of the disease. This phase has included attempts to develop and improve a range of diagnostic procedures suitable for varied applications, to look for resistance, to describe the distribution and epidemiology of the viroid, and to search for a vector. (Out of print) Also published as Monograph 45.

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PARDI - workshop presentation - Pearls - Spat collection

PARDI workshop presention, Fiji 2015

Pearls–spat collection program –Paul Southgate

PARDI - workshop presentation - CivaFiji Pearls LtdTaveuni

Presentation from PARDI Impact workshops held in Fiji, June 2015

Civa Fiji Pearls LtdTaveuni

PARDI - workshop presentation - Improving Sea Cucumber Processing

Presentation from PARDI Impact workshops held in Fiji, June 2015

Improving Sea Cucumber Processing

Ravinesh Ram

 

PARDI - workshop presentation - Value-adding and supply chain development for fisheries and aquaculture products in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga

Presentation from PARDI Impact workshops held in Fiji, June 2015

Value-adding and supply chain development for fisheries and aquaculture products in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga

 

PARDI - workshop presentation - SEA GRAPES (Nama)

Presentation from PARDI Impact workshops held in Fiji, June 2015

SEA GRAPES (Nama)

Shamron Pickering

 

PARDI - workshop presentation - Producing Male-Only Tilapia fish utilizing incubator method

Presentation from PARDI Impact workshops held in Fiji, June 2015

Producing Male-Only Tilapia fish utilizing incubator method

 

CoP001 Australian Prawn Farming Manual

The Manual draws together a range of research, both in Australia, Indonesia and Thailand, on prawn health management

CoP003 Sandfish hatchery techniques

Sandfish is arguably the most commercially valuable of the tropical sea cucumber species that are processed into beche-de-mer.

CoP005 A review of Indonesia's Indian Ocean tuna fisheries

The Indonesia-Australia Meeting on Indian Ocean fisheries, held in Bali in 2000, identified priority areas for future research co-operation and collaboration between Australia and Indonesia in the field of tuna and shark fisheries.

CoP016 ACIAR Project FIS/2002/077 summary: Improved hatchery and grow-out technology for marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region

Summary for ACIAR Project FIS/2002/077: Improved hatchery and grow-out technology for marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region.

CoP017 ACIAR Project FIS/2002/074 summary: Capacity development to monitor, analyse and report on Indonesian tuna fisheries

Project summary for project FIS/2002/074: Capacity development to monitor, analyse and report on Indonesian tuna fisheries

CoP026 Processing sea cucumbers into beche-de-mer: a manual for Pacific island fishers

This manual, produced by the Southern Cross University and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community with the financial support of ACIAR, is designed for sea cucumber fishers in the Pacific islands. It provides best-practice processing methods that can be applied by fishers using resources in their own villages. It has been translated into Fijian, Kiribati and Tongan.

CP002 Fisheries project profiles 2005-06

This publication summarises ACIAR’s Fisheries projects, with 25 active and one recently concluded project included.

CP006 ACIAR Activities in Fisheries and Aquaculture in Indonesia 2005-2006

ACIAR’s Indonesia program has a strong emphasis on agricultural research interventions to increase farmer and fisher incomes.

CP022 ACIAR fisheries program project profiles 2011-2012

The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security.

CP024 ACIAR fisheries program project profiles 2012

The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security.

FR2009-07 Abalone industry enhancement in eastern Indonesia

Final report for C2007/102.

FR2009-07a [Indonesian] Abalone industry enhancement in eastern Indonesia [Indonesian]

Indonesian translation of the final report for C2007/102.

FR2010-14 Development of fish passage criteria for floodplain species of Central Laos

Final report for small research activities FIS/2007/076 & FIS/2006/183 (note: small research activities are not published on the website)

FR2010-16 Final report: Training in soil assessment and scientific writing for aquaculture officers in Papua New Guinea

Final report for project FIS/2009/027 Training in soil assessment and scientific writing for aquaculture officers in Papua New Guinea.

FR2010-17 Final report: Strengthening regional mechanisms to maximise benefits to smallholder shrimp farmer groups adopting better management practices

Final report for project FIS/2006/144 Strengthening regional mechanisms to maximise benefits to smallholder shrimp farmer groups adopting better management practices

FR2010-22 Final Report: Assessing mariculture market constraints and potential in South-East Sulawesi: stakeholder engagement and situation analysis

Final Report for project SMAR/2007/225, Assessing mariculture market constraints and potential in South-East Sulawesi: stakeholder engagement and situation analysis

FR2011-26 Preliminary assessment of the handline (banca) fisheries in the Philippines

Final Report for project (FIS/2009/033) Preliminary assessment of the handline (banca) fisheries in the Philippines

FR2011-27 Analyses of three Mekong River fisheries databases

Final Report for project FIS/2006/137 Analyses of three Mekong River fisheries databases

FR2011-32 Improved hatchery and grow-out technology for marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region

Final Report for project FIS/2002/077 Improved hatchery and grow-out technology for marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region

FR2011-33 Barramundi feed development trial in Western Province, Papua New Guinea

Final Report for project FIS/2008/043, Barramundi feed development trial in Western Province, Papua New Guinea

FR2011-34 Land capability assessment and classification for sustainable, pond-based aquaculture systems

Final report for project FIS/2002/076, Land capability assessment and classification for sustainable, pond-based aquaculture systems

FR2012-02 Fish supply and demand in the lower Mekong basin with special reference to Cambodia

Final Report for project FIS/2010/031, Fish supply and demand in the lower Mekong basin with special reference to Cambodia

FR2012-03 Improving resilience and adaptive capacity of fisheries-dependent communities in Solomon Islands

Final report for project FIS/2007/116, Improving resilience and adaptive capacity of fisheries-dependent communities in Solomon Islands

FR2012-05 Freshwater prawn aquaculture in the Pacific region: improving culture stock quality and nutrition in Fiji

Final report for project FIS/2005/108 Freshwater prawn aquaculture in the Pacific region: improving culture stock quality and nutrition in Fiji

FR2012-17 Promising indigenous fish species and bioremediation for barramundi aquaculture in northern Australia

Final report for project FIS/2004/065, Promising indigenous fish species and bioremediation for barramundi aquaculture in northern Australia

FR2012-18 Development of winged oyster pearl industry in Tonga

Final report for project FIS/2006/172, Development of winged oyster pearl industry in Tonga

FR2012-19 Improving productivity and profitability of smallholder shrimp aquaculture and related agribusinesses in Indonesia

Final report for project FIS/2005/169, Improving productivity and profitability of smallholder shrimp aquaculture and related agribusinesses in Indonesia

FR2012-20 Achieving consistent spawning of captive yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) broodstock at Gondol Research Institute for Mariculture, Bali, Indonesia

Final report for project FIS/2006/140: Achieving consistent spawning of captive yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) broodstock at Gondol Research Institute for Mariculture, Bali, Indonesia

FR2012-25 Building bivalve hatchery production capacity in Vietnam and Australia

Final report for project FIS/2005/114, Building bivalve hatchery production capacity in Vietnam and Australia

FR2013-08 Developing new assessment and policy frameworks for Indonesia’s marine fisheries, including the control and management of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing

Final Report for project FIS/2006/142: Developing new assessment and policy frameworks for Indonesia’s marine fisheries, including the control and management of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing

FR2013-22 Determinants for WSD outbreaks in Indonesian smallholder shrimp ponds– a pilot study of locality factors, WSSV genotype distributions and pond factors

FIS/2009/035: Determinants for white spot disease outbreaks in Indonesian smallholder shrimp ponds – a pilot study of locality factors, white spot syndrome virus genotype distributions and pond factors.

FR2013-24 Developing aquaculture-based livelihoods in the Pacific islands region and tropical Australia

FIS/2006/138: This project aimed to support sustainable aquaculture in Pacific island countries (PICs), and assist Indigenous aquaculture in tropical Australia. The research supported the Regional Aquaculture Strategy of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. It included 26 mini-projects addressing critical bottlenecks and opportunities in research, technology transfer and institutional capacity building. It included culture of ornamental species, pearls and pearl oysters, freshwater fish and prawns, mud crab, sea cucumber and seaweed.

FR2013-30 Controlling giant grouper maturation, spawning and juvenile production in Vietnam, the Philippines and Australia

Final report for project FIS/2012/037: Controlling giant grouper maturation, spawning and juvenile production in Vietnam, the Philippines and Australia

FR2014-11 Scoping potential livelihood benefits and costs of sport fisheries in Papua New Guinea

Final report for  FIS/2011/071: Scoping potential livelihood benefits and costs of sport fisheries in Papua New Guinea

FR2015-09 Spiny lobster aquaculture development in eastern Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia

~~ACIAR has supported the expansion and sustainable development of lobster farming based on wild lobster seed supply in Vietnam, primarily through project FIS/2001/058, which in its final year (2007) included a variation to assess the potential for establishing an equivalent lobster aquaculture industry in Indonesia. That assessment led to the development of the SMAR/2008/021 project reported here.

FR2015-12 Scaling-out community-based marine resource governance in Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu

FIS 2010/056 aimed to develop the structures, processes and capacity to implement and sustain a national program of community-based resource management in Solomon Islands, and initiate the same in Vanuatu and Kiribati. The project sought to answer five research questions; 1) What is the most effective model of CBRM for Solomon Islands? 2) What is the most effective model to scale-out innovations in CBRM to new areas to ensure development impact beyond the direct beneficiaries of the project?

FR2016-01 Final Report for FIS/2009/041: Development of fish passage technology to increase fisheries production on floodplains in the lower Mekong basin

The project sought to primarily develop the first criteria for fish passage developed for Lower Mekong species but also understand the extent of current irrigation development and quantify potential social and economic benefits.

FR2016-09 Final Report for FIS/2010/057: Developing inland aquaculture in Solomon Islands

FIS 2010/057 was conducted in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and aimed, in alignment with the country’s National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP) to contribute to future food and nutritional security.

FR2016-14 Developing inland aquaculture in Solomon Islands FIS/2010/057

FIS 2010/057 was conducted in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and aimed, in alignment with the country’s National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP) to contribute to future food and nutritional security.

FR2016-15 Final Report for FIS/2011/031: Coral Reef Restoration using Mass Coral Larval Reseeding

Final report for FIS/2011/031
The specific objectives were to: 1. Determine peak coral spawning periods, capture coral spawn and rear millions of coral larvae, 2. Reseed damaged reef areas via mass larval settlement, 3. Quantify larval settlement and recruitment, 4. Quantify juvenile coral growth and survival to assess the effectiveness of mass larval reseeding, 5. Use the results to develop guidelines and technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.

FS2016 - MFP Myanmar Fisheries Partnership-Overview

Brief- overview

The Myanmar Fishery Partnership (MFP) is an initiative to assist the Myanmar government in strengthening effective collaboration for the sustainable
development of Myanmar’s fisheries and aquaculture sector.
 

FS2016 - MFP Offshore fishing Myanmar Fisheries Partnership - Offshore Fisheries - Brief #1.

This brief presents an overview of issues affecting offshore fisheries in Myanmar. It describes:
1.The need for improved marine governance and partnerships to rebuild offshore fish stocks;
2.The social and economic value of a sustainably managed offshore fishery for the people of Myanmar;
3.Opportunities to strengthen laws and institutional capacities for sustainable management of fisheries.

FS2016-MFP Aquaculture Myanmar Fisheries Partnership - Aquaculture - Brief #4.

This brief presents options for enhancing the contributions that aquaculture can make to inclusive growth, rural development and food security. It provides information about:
1.
The status and significance of Myanmar’s aquaculture; and
2.
Options for unlocking the huge potential of aquaculture to raise rural incomes, create jobs and support national food security.

FS2016-MFP Inshore fishing Myanmar Fisheries Partnership - Inshore Fisheries - Brief #2.

The aim of this brief is to inform policy makers at the Union and State/Regional level about:

1.
The importance of inshore fisheries;
2.
The threats that fishing communities face; and
3.
Options for improving management of this sub-sector.

IAFS02 Sustaining Indonesia’s fisheries

A fact sheet on Impact Assessment Series 55 (IAS55) which was a review and impact assessment of ACIAR fisheries projects in Indonesia.

IAS066 Extending low-cost fish farming in Thailand: an ACIAR-World Vision collaborative program

An assessment of the impact of an ACIAR–World Vision extension project training farmers in northern Thailand on fish farming with low-cost feed. The impact was assessed on the basis of the economic returns that accrue to farmers adopting the extension advice.

IAS067 The biology, socioeconomics, and management of the barramundi fishery in Papua New Guinea's Western Province

An impact assessment on the effects of introduction of the barramundi fishery management plan on fishing practices and fishing communities.

MN008 The Coconut Crab: aspects of Birgus latro biology and ecology in Vanuatu

This publication aims to enable non-scientists as well as scientists to appreciate the coconut crab as the valuable commodity, and that the work will stimulate everyone involved in the management of renewable natural resources to become more active in conserving the remaining stocks of coconut crabs.

MN009 Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific

Giant clams have been over exploited throughout much of their geographic range, and in certain areas some species are now extinct

MN014 The giant clam: an anatomical and histological atlas

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Giant clams are a source of food and income for the people of the Indo-Pacific region

MN015 The giant clam: a hatchery and nursery culture manual

This manual provides a guide to the practicalities of giant clam aquaculture, and deals with hatchery and land nursery operations

MN016 The giant clam: an ocean culture manual

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During the past decade research into the reproduction and larval culture of giant clams has become an important component in the process of repopulating depleted coral reefs and establishing commercial giant clam farms

MN018 Giant clams in the sustainable development of the South Pacific

This monograph looks at giant clam farming for subsistence, commercial use and development at the village level

MN025 Economics of commercial giant clam mariculture

Results of research undertaken in the period 1989-1993.

MN028 The economics of Papua New Guinea's tuna fisheries

Fisheries represent an important resource for the South Pacific

MN029 Stock assessment of coconut crabs

Coconut crabs are a resource unique to the island communities of the tropical Indo-Pacific region

MN035 A survey of the subsistence and artisanal fisheries in rural areas of Viti Levu, Fiji

ACIAR funded this survey in 1993 and 1994 to gather as much information as possible about the subsistence fishery in Fiji

MN094 Survey toolbox for aquatic animal diseases: a practical manual and software package

The tools presented in this book will be valuable for anybody who needs to collect reliable information about aquatic diseases or production

MN110 Advances in grouper aquaculture

Aquaculture of high-value finfish species, such as groupers, is an industry of increasing importance throughout the Asia-Pacific

MN120 Better-practice approaches for culture-based fisheries development in Asia

Culture based fisheries are an effective way of increasing supplies of fish in rural areas.

MN120a [Lao] Better-practice approaches for culture-based fisheries development in Asia [Lao translation]

The Lao translation of MN120, a manual on integrating community based fisheries into rural development plans.

MN120b [Vietnamese] Better-practice approaches for culture-based fisheries development in Asia [Vietnamese translation]

The Vietnamese translation of MN120, a manual on integrating community based fisheries into rural development plans.

MN120c [Tamil] Better-practice approaches for culture-based fisheries development in Asia [Tamil translation]

The Tamil translation of MN120, a manual on integrating community based fisheries into rural development plans.

MN120d [Sinhalese] Better-practice approaches for culture-based fisheries development in Asia [Sinhalese translation]

The Sinhalese translation of MN120, a manual on integrating community based fisheries into rural development plans.

MN124 Economically important sharks and rays Indonesia

Obtaining reliable species composition and abundance data from catches is essential for effective fishery management.

MN124a Economically important sharks and rays Indonesia [Indonesian cover]

Obtaining reliable species composition and abundance data from catches is essential for effective fishery management. Field guides are needed to assist fishery biologist with species identification, but no such identification guide to sharks and rays of Indonesia existed prior to this publication. This comprehensive guide, written in both English and Indonesian, is the first of its kind to provide identifications of the sharks and rays marketed in Indonesia.

This is a bilingual publication.

MN125 Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea: status of freshwater fish farming

This publication provides the reader with a comprehensive account of the history of aquaculture and fish stock enhancement programs in PNG.

MN127 Postlarval fish capture and grow-out

This manual describes a new method for Pacific islanders to catch valuable fish and crustaceans for the aquarium trade. It explains the stages involved in setting up a ‘capture and grow-out’ operation and will help readers decide if this business is right for them and their community.

MN135 Sea cucumber fisheries: a manager's toolbox

Outcomes of the ‘Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands and Northern Australia Sea Cucumber Fisheries Management Workshop’, held at Motupore Island Research Centre, Papua New Guinea, 20–23 March 2006.

MN149 Hatchery management of tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus): a best-practice manual

This hatchery manual provides guidelines for the production of tiger grouper fingerlings. It outlines best-practice methods for broodstock maintenance, spawning, egg incubation and rearing of larvae through to 2–3 cm, fully metamorphosed juveniles. The manual provides a valuable aid for improving the availability of grouper seed stock to support sustainable small-scale aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region.

MN149a Hatchery management of tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus): a best-practice manual [Indonesian translation]

This is the Indonesian translation of a hatchery manual that provides guidelines for the production of tiger grouper fingerlings. It outlines best-practice methods for broodstock maintenance, spawning, egg incubation and rearing of larvae through to 2–3 cm, fully metamorphosed juveniles. The manual provides a valuable aid for improving the availability of grouper seed stock to support sustainable small-scale aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region.

MN150 Nursery management of grouper: a best-practice manual

This manual provides practical guidelines for those engaged in the nursery culture of groupers in Indonesia as well as elsewhere in the tropics. The nursery phase is an intermediate step between hatchery production of seed (ACIAR Monograph No. 149) and stocking of grow-out farms. It involves growing delicate juvenile fish of 2–3 cm long through to physically robust animals of 5–10 cm long.

MN150a Nursery management of grouper: a best-practice manual [Indonesian translation]

This is the Indonesian translation of a manual that provides practical guidelines for those engaged in the nursery culture of groupers in Indonesia as well as elsewhere in the tropics. The nursery phase is an intermediate step between hatchery production of seed (ACIAR Monographs No. 149 and 149a) and stocking of grow-out farms. It involves growing delicate juvenile fish of 2–3 cm long through to physically robust animals of 5–10 cm long.

MN155 Market fishes of Indonesia / Jenis-jenis ikan di Indonesia [bilingual publication: English / Indonesian]

This is the first detailed guide to the bony fish species that are caught and marketed in Indonesia. The bilingual (English and Indonesian) layout contains information on identifying features, size, distribution and habitat of 873 bony fish species recorded during intensive surveys of fish landing sites and markets. This full-colour identification guide is the result of a joint collaborative project between Indonesia and Australia and is an essential reference for fish scientists, fisheries officers, fishers, consumers and enthusiasts.

PB01 Incorporating fish passage into sustainable development practices and policy in Lao PDR -ACIAR Policy Brief 2017

ACIAR POLICY BRIEF: SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES AND IRRIGATION EXPANSION IN LAO PDR
The policy brief summarizes findings, outcomes and recommendations from several research projects

PR020 Management of wild and cultured sea bass/barramundi (Lares calcarifer)

Lates calcarifer, known as sea bass or barramundi, occurs widely and ia prized eating fish in the Indo-Pacific region, but interest in detailed studies of its biology has only arisen recently

PR030 Tuna baitfish in the Indo-Pacific region

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These proceedings arise from a workshop held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in December 1989

PR047 The biology and mariculture of giant clams

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These proceedings are the result of research undertaken at giant clam hatcheries throughout the Pacific

PR052 Tuna baitfish in Fiji and Solomon Islands

These proceedings are the culmination of a workshop held in Fiji in August 1993, and provide a background to the tuna baitfish industry as well as canvassing management issues, baitfish biology and the current status of baitfishing in the Solomon Islands

PR059 Fish drying in Indonesia

These proceedings examine the issues behind Indonesia’s dried fish industry and prospects for improving the quality of dried fish

PR078 Mud crab aquaculture and biology

Until recently, mud crabs have only been reared from stock captured from the natural environment, in those countries where they are being farmed

PR079 Trochus: status, hatchery practice & nutrition

Trochus shell is highly sought after for buttons and costume jewellery

PR083 Inland saline aquaculture

ACIAR cosponsored a workshop in Perth, Western Australia in August 1997

PR090 Towards sustainable shrimp culture in Thailand and the region

Shrimp farming expanded rapidly in Thailand and other countries in Asia in the early 1990s, but productivity plateaued and then went into decline

PR098 Reservoir and culture-based fisheries: biology and management

Reservoirs are a major, and for several Asian countries an expanding, water resource which is very diverse both in terms of size and fisheries potential

PR120 Spiny lobster ecology and exploitation in the south China sea region

Tropical spiny lobsters, and particularly the ornate lobster Panulirus ornatus, are a valuable resource for most countries bordering the South China Sea

PR132 Spiny lobster aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region

This publication, in the ACIAR Proceedings series, is a compilation of papers presented at the International Symposium on Spiny Lobster Aquaculture that was held at Nha Trang, Vietnam in December 2008.

PR136 Asia–Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture

ACIAR has provided significant, long-term research investment into tropical sea cucumber aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region. Work has included large-scale hatchery culture of sandfish (a species of sea cucumber), techniques for releasing cultured juveniles into the wild, and sea ranching and pond culture. ACIAR, together with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, organised a symposium to review this work, as well as research from other parts of the world.

PR145 Spiny lobster aquaculture development in Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia

Proceedings of the International Lobster Aquaculture Symposium held in Lombok, Indonesia, 22–25 April 2014.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) co-sponsored, with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, a Symposium in Lombok Indonesia, as a forum to present findings from the project SMAR/2008/021, to discuss constraints and opportunities for the developing Indonesian lobster aquaculture industry and to identify key issues that further research might help to resolve.

TR023 Allozyme electrophoretic methods for analysing genetic variation in giant clams (Tridacnidae)

The analysis of electrophorectically detectable protein variation has revolutionised population genetics and allowed the extent and structure of genetic variation in natural populations to be described

TR024 Tuna baitfish and the pole-and-line industry in Kiribati

OUT OF PRINT The pole-and-line fishery (a low-cost high-employment technique of tuna fishing(requires live baitfish to lure the tuna close to the boat

TR047 Coastal shrimp aquaculture in Thailand: key issues for research

This report describes the results of a study that was carried out from 1994-1999, a period in which Thailand became the world’s leading producer of farmed shrimp but also had to confront new shrimp diseases, trade issues and environmental concerns

TR056 Feeds and feeding for inland aquaculture in Mekong region countries

Aquaculture of freshwater species in the Mekong regions of Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand is an important source of protein and income for small-scale land owners

TR070 Characterisation of the tuna purse seine fishery in Papua New Guinea

The tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific Ocean comprises a variety of fishing activities, the most important of which are the industrial-scale purse seine, longline and pole-and-line fisheries. The analysis reported in this publication focuses on characterising the target and non-target catch of the purse seine fishery in the PNG exclusive economic zone.

TR88 Strategic plan for ACIARengagement in capture fisheries research and capacity development in Indonesia, 2015–25

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).

WP54 Mud Crab Aquaculture in Australia and Southeast Asia

Mud crab aquaculture has been practised for many years in Southeast Asia, based primarily on capture and fattening of juvenile crabs from the wild

WP57 A Survey of Marine Trash Fish and Fish Meal as Aquaculture Feed Ingredients in Vietnam

Aquaculture is an important industry in Vietnam but one of the main constraints on increasing production is the lack of cost-effective feeds and feeding strategies

WP60 Economics and marketing of the live reef fish trade in Asia-Pacific

The consumption of live reef fish is an important component of overall fish consumption in a number of Asian countries.

WP61 The seaweed industry in the Pacific Islands

Pacific island governments and communities are constantly seeking to tap new and established international markets for their farm produce.

WP63 Economics and market analysis of the live reef-fish trade in the Asia-Pacific region

Proceedings of the second workshop 14-16 March 2006, Penang, Malaysia.

Forestry

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CoP018 Forests for people

Forests for people, copublished by Tudor Rose and the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat, highlights the importance of forestry management in achieving sustainable development. Over 75 authors, including ACIAR’s Forestry Research Program Manager Tony Bartlett, draw upon their diverse experiences from around the world, reflecting how people are changing their interaction with forests to improve the sustainability of their development.

CoP020 Insect pests in tropical forestry

The management of tropical forest ecosystems is essential to the health of the planet. This book addresses forest insect pest problems across the world’s tropics, addressing the pests’ ecology, impact and possible approaches for their control. Fully updated, this second edition also includes discussions of new areas of interest including climate change, invasive species, forest health and plant clinics. This work is an indispensible resource for students, researchers and practitioners of forestry, ecology, pest management and entomology in tropical and subtropical countries.

CoP024 International Forestry Review Vol. 14, No. 4, 2012

Two ACIAR-funded forestry projects in Vanuatu have researched the growth and management of whitewood (Endospermum medulosum) and the improved availability of whitewood germplasm. Whitewood is a fast-growing hardwood species in the natural forest that is well suited to plantation and agroforestry situations, and is able to survive cyclones without major damage. Improved knowledge of whitewood silviculture should enhance the benefits to both the landowners who grow the trees and the processing industries that will utilise them. This special issue of International Forestry Review deals with a diverse series of insights derived from these ACIAR projects in Vanuatu, covering the constraints, establishment, silviculture, genetics and marketing opportunities.

CoP025 Lao Journal of Agriculture and Forestry No. 28 Jan-Jun 2013

This issue of the Lao Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, published by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, concentrates on rice. The focus on rice production in Laos is changing from food security to commercial production. ACIAR has funded research in Lao PDR on improved rice varieties and rice-based farming systems, and was pleased to be able to offer support for this special issue of the journal.

CoP27 ADDING VALUE TO THE FARMERS’ TREES - CoP27

This book draws heavily on 10 years of research to provide a critical analysis of community-based commercial forestry (CBCF) as it is practised in Indonesia.

CP008 Eucalyptus Leaf Oils - use, chemistry, distillation and marketing

This book represents the first serious attempt to link all aspects of the use, chemistry, distillation and marketing of eucalypt oils in a single condensed format.

FR2007-03a [Indonesian] Options for teak industry development in south-east Sulawesi, Indonesia

Indonesian translation of the final report for SMAR/2007/197.

FR2011-07 Realising genetic gains in Indonesia and Australian plantations through water and nutrient management

Final report for project FST/2004/058 Realising genetic gains in Indonesia and Australian plantations through water and nutrient management

FR2011-10 Assessment, management and marketing of goods and services from cutover native forests in Papua New Guinea

Final report for project FST/2004/061 Assessment, management and marketing of goods and services from cutover native forests in Papua New Guinea

FR2012-06 Management of fungal root rot in plantation acacias in Indonesia

Final Report for project [FST/2003/048] Management of fungal root rot plantation acacias in Indonesia

FR2012-07 A review of the use of portable sawmills in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Final Report for project [FST/2003/049] A review of the use of portable sawmills in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

FR2012-08 Improving value and marketability of coconut wood

Final Report for project FST/2004/054, Improving value and marketability of coconut wood

FR2012-09 Establishing pest detection systems in South Pacific countries and Australia

Final Report for project FST/2004/053, Establishing pest detection systems in South Pacific countries and Australia

FR2012-10 Value-adding to Lao PDR plantation timber products

Final Report for project FST/2005/100, Value-adding to Lao PDR plantation timber products

FR2012-11 Improving economic outcomes for smallholders growing teak in agroforestry systems in Indonesia

Final Report for project FST/2005/177, Improving economic outcomes for smallholders growing teak in agroforestry systems in Indonesia

FR2012-12 Processing of Canarium indicum nuts: adapting and refining techniques to benefit farmers in the South Pacific

Final Report for project FST/2006/048,Processing of Canarium indicum nuts: adapting and refining techniques to benefit farmers in the South Pacific

FR2012-21 Domestication and commercialisation of Canarium indicum in Papua New Guinea

Final Report for project FST/2004/055 - Domestication and commercialisation of Canarium indicum in Papua New Guinea

FR2012-26 Biological control of eucalypt pests overseas and in Australia

Final report for project FST/2011/028, Biological control of eucalypt pests overseas and in Australia.

FR2013-06 Australia–Laos Timber Chain of Custody Capacity Building Project

Final Report for C2010/159: Australia–Laos Timber Chain of Custody Capacity Building Project

FR2013-07 Improved silvicultural management of Endospermum medullosum (whitewood) for enhanced plantation forestry outcomes in Vanuatu

Final Report for project FST/2005/089: Improved silvicultural management of Endospermum medullosum (whitewood) for enhanced plantation forestry outcomes in Vanuatu

FR2013-09 Improving silvicultural and economic outcomes for community timber plantations in Solomon Islands by interplanting with Flueggea flexuosa and other Pacific agroforestry species

Final report for project [FST/2007/020] Improving silvicultural and economic outcomes for community timber plantations in Solomon Islands by interplanting with Flueggea flexuosa and other Pacific agroforestry species

FR2013-11 Improving the value chain for plantation- grown eucalypt-sawn wood in China, Vietnam and Australia: sawing and drying

Final report for project FST/2001/021: Improving the value chain for plantation- grown eucalypt-sawn wood in China, Vietnam and Australia: sawing and drying

FR2013-14 Promoting diverse fuelwood production systems in Papua New Guinea

Final report for project FST/2006/088: Promoting diverse fuelwood production systems in Papua New Guinea

FR2013-17 Facilitating the availability and use of improved germplasm for forestry and agroforestry in Papua New Guinea

There is a clear opportunity in PNG to expand planted forest areas to meet international markets. This project supported community tree planting programs in PNG by making available improved knowledge and germplasm of 11 tree species: walnut, kalophilum, basswood, teak, taun, eaglewood, PG sandalwood, Indian sandalwood, crassicarpa, pellita and kamarere. Rural communities were trained in the propagation and deployment of this material.

FR2013-18 Increasing downstream value adding in PNG's forest and wood products industry

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the second largest exporter of round logs in the world, but it has identified the need to escalate domestic processing to include products such as plywood, veneer, sawn timber, and furniture. The key outcome of this project has been the building of capacity in PNG wood processing.

FR2013-21 Mahogany and teak furniture: action research to improve value chain efficiency and enhance livelihoods

FST/2007/119: The international furniture trade is of great value to Indonesia. Many small-scale enterprises are involved in furniture production, but their returns are limited because they lack institutional capacity and skills in marketing and management. The project focused on these constraints to improve the performance of teak and mahogany furniture enterprises in the Jepara district. Four different value chain scenarios were explored using participatory research.

FR2013-26 Optimising silvicultural management and productivity of high-quality acacia plantations, especially for sawlogs

Final report for FST/2006/087: Smallholders in Vietnam manage about half the country’s plantation forest area, and currently mostly produce low-value pulpwood. There is an opportunity for these smallholders to improve their livelihoods through contributing to the furniture industry, which is largely reliant on imported logs. This project investigated silvicultural practices of the most commonly planted species, an Acacia hybrid, to optimise the production of sawlogs.

FR2013-27 Manufacture of low-cost wood-cement composites in the Philippines using plantation-grown Australian tree species

Final report for project FST/1995/000: In the Philippines, wood-wool-cement board (WWCB) is a highly suitable building material made from mixing cement with wood wool (shavings) from low-quality wood. This research aimed to improve the use of Australian eucalypts and acacias for WWCB production. It identified several tree species that are compatible for mixing with Portland cement.

FR2013-31 Growth and wood properties of Terminalia catappa from agroforestry systems in Vanuatu

Final report for project FST/2012/010: Growth and wood properties of Terminalia catappa from agroforestry systems in Vanuatu

FR2014-06 The potential of incorporating high-value tree species in Papua New Guinea agroforestry systems to enhance landowner livelihoods

Final report for  FST/2005/050: PNG agroforestry systems - scoping study

FR2014-07 Facilitating the establishment of charcoal producer groups in Papua New Guinea

Final report for  FST/2011/058: Facilitating the establishment of charcoal producer groups in Papua New Guinea

FR2014-08 Enhancing on-farm incomes through improved silvicultural management of teak in Luang Prabang Province of Lao PDR

Final report for project FST/2004/057, Enhancing on-farm incomes through improved silvicultural management of teak in Luang Prabang Province of Lao PDR.

FR2014-10 Value-adding to Papua New Guinea agroforestry systems

Final report for  FST/2004/050: Value-adding to Papua New Guinea agroforestry systems

FR2015-01 FST/2006/117 - Improving added value and small medium enterprises capacity in the utilisation of plantation timber for furniture production in Jepara region FST/2006/117 - ‘Improving added value and small medium enterprises capacity in the utilisation of plantation timber for furniture production in Jepara region’ was developed with the overall aim to support the Indonesian furniture industry by enhancing value-adding from plantation timber production based on teak and mahogany. The research focussed on the development and implementation of optimal and efficient processing techniques to facilitate a broader range of new designs and high-quality new products.

FR2015-02 Improving governance, policy and institutional arrangements to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD)

FST/2007/052
The project carried out economic and policy research at the national, provincial (Riau and Papua provinces), district and community levels. Two districts per province were selected.
The economic and policy research was grounded on an assessment of the actual causes of deforestation in project districts.

FR2015-08 Advanced breeding and deployment methods for tropical acacias

This Project was designed to strengthen the tree improvement capability of Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS) through increasing sophistication in both strategies and technologies.
There were 3 core objectives:
 1. To design and implement an enhanced clonal production and deployment strategy for delivery of an ongoing stream of tested A. hybrid clones for use by tree farmers.

FR2015-10 Overcoming constraints to community-based commercial forestry in Indonesia

The aim of this project was to analyse the dominant business models used in CBCF in
Indonesia, so to better inform smallholders about their investment decisions in relation to
commercial forestry. The project was framed by four objectives:
1. To conduct a social dimensions analysis of the community context of CBCF, and
to design a framework for assessing the livelihood outcomes;
2. To evaluate the dominant business models of CBCF;

FR2015-14 Science, culture and community-based environmental governance: a pilot study of Palau

This project sought to pilot test a new approach to understanding the dynamics between research-based knowledge and social and cultural dimensions of decision-making. Drawing on a theoretical framing from the critical social sciences, as well as empirical evidence from its application to a case study of natural resource management in the Pacific Islands country of Palau, we refined the framework to create a new research methodology, based on the concept of ‘knowledge governance’.

FR2015-15 Proof on concept: verification of chain of custody of teak in Indonesia using DNA markers

The project focussed on demonstrating the technical feasibility of using DNA markers to prove provenance of teak timber from Indonesia, and explored the process by which the use of DNA markers could be used to verify legality of Indonesian teak timber products, grown by smallholder farmers.

FR2015-16 Extending silvicultural knowledge on sawlog production from Acacia plantations

This small research activity was used to enhance and extend the outputs of an earlier four-year project (FST/2006/087) that was focused on developing silvicultural systems for producing saw logs from Acacia hybrid plantations.

FR2015-17 Increasing productivity and profitability of Indonesian smallholder plantations

The aim of this project was to develop new knowledge around best management options for growers to profitably manage plantations in successive rotations, with an emphasis on ensuring that the knowledge can be transferred to smallholder farmers in Indonesia.

FR2016-02 Final Report for FST/2015/020: Assessing genetic diversity of natural and hybrid populations of Santalum yasi in Fiji and Tonga

The aim of this small research activity was to characterise and quantify the genetic diversity of native sandalwood (Santalum yasi) in Fiji and Tonga for use in future tree improvement and germplasm conservation programs. This was achieved by surveying planted and wild populations of natural and introduced sandalwood and applying morphological and molecular genetic markers to assess the levels of spontaneous hybridisation among the sandalwoods.

FR2016-06 Final Report for FST/2008/010: Development and delivery of germplasm for sandalwood and whitewood in Vanuatu and northern Australia

This project undertook research to improve and deploy genetic resources to maximise the potential value of the whitewood (Endospermum medullosum) and sandalwood (Santalum austrocaledonicum) industries in Vanuatu.

The project incorporated a range of activities to achieve these objectives, which included; the (a) advancement of seed orchard programs, (b) creation of advanced progeny trials, (c) establishment of gene resource populations, and (d) development of demonstration plots to guide current and prospective growers in key regions.

FR2016-17 Final Report for FST/2015/007: Developing a DNA chain of custody method to verify legally sourced teak in Indonesia and Myanmar

This project aimed to develop the application of DNA markers to verify legal sourcing of teak for supply chains in Indonesia and Myanmar. Building on an earlier Proof of Concept project to develop the markers, this second stage is a larger body of research and development that undertook the reseach necessary for the adoption of this technology in Indonesia plantaion forests and Myanmar natural forests.

FR2016-18 Final Report for FST/2007/078: Development of a PNG timber industry based on community-based planted forests: design and implementation of a national germplasm delivery system

This primary aim of this project was to advance the development of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) planted timber industry by establishing good quality germplasm supply and delivery mechanisms. This project sought to address the shortage of adequate supplies of tree germplasm (seeds or planting stock) for selected high value tree species in PNG.

FR2016-26 Final Report for FST/2009/062: Development of advanced veneer and other products from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities

The project aimed to develop the technologies, processes and expertise to produce high quality veneer and complementary soil conditioning products from senile coconut stems on an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable basis and thereby enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities. Achieving this could support community acceptance and action for an orderly and profitable senile coconut plantation renewal program in South Pacific communities.

FR2016-33 Final Report for FST/2010/013: Developing markets and products for the Pacific Island and PNG canarium nut industry

This project investigates value-adding and processing opportunities for both domestic and export markets for canarium nuts in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. There are differences in quantity and quality of supply, processing techniques, and types of products and markets in each country. In Vanuatu there is evidence of unfulfilled domestic demand, and significant potential to tap into the increasing tourist market coming by air and ship.

FR2016-34 Final Report for FST/2009/016 Improving the Papua New Guinea balsa value chain to enhance smallholder livelihoods

The aim of the project was to enhance the value, value recovery and international competitiveness of the ENB balsa industry and, by doing so, optimise its benefits for smallholder growers.

FR2016-36 FST/2008/039 - Enhancement of veneer products from acacia and eucalypt plantations in Vietnam and Australia FR2016-36

Final report for project FST/2008/039 Enhancement of veneer products from acacia and eucalypt plantations in Vietnam and Australia

FS2016 - FST/2011/057 Enhancing the implementation of community forestry approaches in Papua New Guinea FACTSHEET

This project focuses on interaction between people and forests and the role that forest can play in sustainable livelihoods and improved food security.

IAS045 Development of sustainable forestry plantations in China: a review

The forestry sector in China is a major contributor to economic growth. The development of fast-growing, high-yeilding plantations for wood production has made a significant contribution to this sector. This report documents the story of Chinese forestry development.

IAS049 Minimising impacts of fungal disease of eucalypts in South-East Asia

Eucalypt species are relatively free of pests and diseases when introduced into new environments, which has led to large areas under plantation throughout the world. However as the plantation areas increase so does the threat of pest and disease introduction. This ACIAR project found new genetic material with enhanced disease resistance. It also used climatic modelling to identify high disease-risk regions. 

IAS051 Growing trees on salt-affected land

Salinity and waterlogging are significant problems in a wide range of agricultural areas throughout the world. It has been found that some Australian species, including species in the genera Eucalyptys and Acacia, have adapted to thrive in these conditions. Bioremediation using such trees has often been suggested as a potentially lower-cost alternative to physical methods, however adoption has not been high. This is probably due to the development costs and relatively long investment periods before seeing a return.

IAS071 The economic impact in Indonesia and Australia of investment in plantation forestry research, 1987–2009

This report describes the first economic impact study of ACIAR’s plantation forestry research in Indonesia and Australia.

MN010 Trees for the tropics

This book consists of a series of papers summarising attempts to exploit, evaluate and domesticate a wide range of lesser-known Australian tropical tree species.

The book has been divided into four parts: Program Development, Field Trials, Resource Evaluation and Future Perspectives.

MN024 Australian trees and shrubs: species for land rehabilitation and farm planting in the tropics

This book is an extensive revision and enlargement of ‘Multipurpose Australian trees and shrubs: Lesser-known species for fuelwood and agroforestry’, which ACIAR published in 1986

MN031 Nutrient Disorders in Plantation Eucalypts

OUT OF PRINT: 2nd (revised) edition published as ACIAR Monograph 74.

MN032 Working with mycorrhizas in forestry and agriculture

This manual is the result of an ACIAR-sponsored workshop to promote the use of mycorrhizal fungi for eucalypt plantation forestry in China

MN040 Essential oils of tropical Asteromyrtus, Callistemon and Melaleuca species

Essential oils - those oils usually obtained from leaves, fruit, bark or wood through steam distillation - are used as flavours or fragrances, and for medicinal or healthcare purposes

MN043 Management of soil, nutrition and water in tropical plantation forests

OUT-OF-PRINT Although some plantation forests have grown successfully for hundreds of years, most experience is from temperate environments

MN061 A visual guide to nutritional disorders of tropical timber species: Swietenia macrophylla and Cedrela ordorata

The recognition of symptoms on leaves and stems which result from nutritional disorders is a powerful tool in determining nutritional constraints to the growth of trees, especially when little other nutritional information is available

MN074 Nutrient disorders in plantation eucalypts

The purpose of this manual is to illustrate the symptoms associated with essential nutrient deficiencies of thos species of eucalypts which are now widely established in plantations

MN085 Fruits of Oceania

This book covers the woody species, which cultivated or wild, produce the great majority of fleshy and non-fleshy fruits of the Pacific.

MN098 Domestication of Chukrasia

ACIAR has supported a project that helps develop domestication strategies for commercially important indigenous tree species in Southeast Asia

MN115 Nitrogen fixation in acacias

Over the past two decades scientists have learnt a great deal about acacias and their symbiotic micro-organisms and the development of methods to exploit efficient symbioses

MN151 Vanuatu sandalwood: growers’ guide for sandalwood production in Vanuatu

ACIAR has supported research into the growing and marketing of sandalwood in Vanuatu. This guide provides practical advice on how to grow sandalwood, including site and host selection, spacing, weeding, disease management, pruning and harvesting. Sandalwood’s high value and small size make it unique among forestry trees in that it can be incorporated into smaller ornamental gardens as well as larger commercial plantings. This guide will help the people of Vanuatu and other Pacific island countries to participate in this lucrative rural industry.

MN151a Sandelwud blong Vanuatu: gaed blong planem sandelwud long Vanuatua [Bislama translation]

This is the Bislama translation of “Vanuatu sandalwood: growers’ guide for sandalwood production in Vanuatu”. ACIAR has supported research into the growing and marketing of sandalwood in Vanuatu. This guide provides practical advice on how to grow sandalwood, including site and host selection, spacing, weeding, disease management, pruning and harvesting. Sandalwood’s high value and small size make it unique among forestry trees in that it can be incorporated into smaller ornamental gardens as well as larger commercial plantings.

MN156 Melaleucas: their botany, essential oils and uses

There are nearly 300 species of Melaleuca in Australia and South-East Asia. This book is the first attempt to compile a comprehensive account of their taxonomy, essential oils, silvicultural characteristics and uses. Detailed descriptions and natural distribution maps are provided for each species. A companion database (“Melaleuca oil profiles”) contains more detailed analyses of the leaf oils, which will be of use to people interested in developing cottage industry or commercial productions of oil.

PR028 Tropical tree seed research

These proceedings from a workshop of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) focus on the seed problems of multipurpose trees

PR035 Advances in tropical acacia research

OUT OF STOCK
Australian acacias have received attention in recent years because they are proving suitable for reforestation projects in the tropics

PR037 Breeding technologies for tropical acacias

Fast-growing acacias are being used to reforest degraded grasslands and cutover rainforest in the humid tropics

PR048 Australian tree species research in China

ACIAR has supported collaborative forestry research between China and Australia since 1985

PR062 Mycorrhizas for plantation forestry in Asia

Mycorrhizal associations are an integral part of natural and managed forests

PR082 Recent developments in acacia planting

Recent developments in acacia planting. Proceedings of an international workshop held in Hanoi, Vietnam, 27-30 October 1997. ACIAR Proceedings No. 82.

PR084 Sandalwood and its products

These proceedings are a record of the papers presented at an international seminar held at Bangalore, India, 18-20 December 1997

PR091 Fire and sustainable agricultural and forestry development in eastern Indonesia and northern Australia

Over the past decade or so there has been growing recognition of the impacts of biomass burning in the wet forests of Indonesia

PR097 Hypsipyla shoot borers in meliaceae

Damage from shoot borers of the genus Hypsipyla Ragonot present the greatest deterrent to the establishment and cultivation of the high value timber species belonging to the family Meliaceae, including species of Swietenia, Khaya, Toona and Cedrela

PR107 Wood-cement composites in the Asia-Pacific region

This proceedings covers the papers presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Bio-based Composites Symposium that was held in Canberra, Australia on 10 December 2000

PR111 Eucalypts in Asia

Papers presented at an international workshop in China, April 2003 examine the role of eucalypt species in Asia

PR122 Improving yield and economic viability of peanut production in Papua New Guinea and Australia

Peanuts are an important cash crop for many smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea.

PR124 Heart rot and root rot in tropical Acacia plantations

Fast-growing hardwood plantations are increasingly important to the economies of many countries around the Pacific rim. However fungal heart rot and root rot are impacting on the industry.

PR126 Integrated rural development in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

These proceedings report on an international workshop held in Kupang, in April 2006, to identify opportunities and constraints to improving livelihoods in East Nusa Tenggara using an integrated rural development approach, and to discuss directions for future activities.

PR135 Native forest management in Papua New Guinea: advances in assessment, modelling and decision-making

This report reviews the historical context of forest management and the recent focus on tropical forest-based climate-change mitigation in PNG, and identifies challenges and priorities. Advances in the assessment of timber, carbon stocks and biodiversity, as well as in the quantitative understanding of forests through modelling, are described in order to provide a scientific basis for forest-management decision-making at both the community and the government level.

RN24 Bringing trees back in the Philippines

Reforestation is recognised as an urgent need in the Philippines following the clearing of most of the native forest cover

TR020 Hybridisation techniques for acacias

OUT OF PRINT Manipulation of the genetic composition of a plant via crossing and selection offers the opportunity for improvements in both yield and quality

TR031 Styrax tonkinenis: taxonomy, ecology, silviculture and uses

Styrax tonkinensis is a fast growing tropical species that occurs naturally in the forests of northern Laos and Vietnam, but is also cultivated in plantations

TR033 Afforestation of imperata grasslands in Indonesia

This report describes results from industrial tree plantation research trials at Teluk Sirih on Pulau Laut, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia, where the performance of several eucalypts and acacia species was measured under a range of treatments on land made unproductive by colonisation of Imperata grass (Imperata cylindrica)

TR049 Chukrasia: biology, cultivation and utilisation

This technical report on Chukrasia has been prepared as part of ACIAR forestry project FST/1996/005

TR051 Heartrots in plantation hardwoods in Indonesia and Australia

Detection and identification of the causal fungi of heartrot disease is fundamental to effective disease management strategies for heartrot pathogens in tree plantations

TR057 Trials of cold-tolerant eucalypt species in cooler regions of south central China

Eucalypts are of considerable economic, social and environmental importance in southern China

TR058 Evaluation of international provenance trials of Casuarina equisetifolia

The results published in this report reveal a considerable amount of genetic variation between provenances of Casuarina equisetifolia and provide important information for people interested in agroforestry and fuelwood production in the tropics and subtropics

TR063 Controlled pollination methods for Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel

The production of tea-tree oil from Melaleuca species in Australia began some 80 years ago, and the industry has grown steadily, if erratically, since then.

TR064 Towards improving profitability of teak in integrated smallholder farming systems in northern Laos

Occurring naturally in Laos, teak is one of the world’s finest timbers.

TR068 Economic potential of land-use change and forestry for carbon sequestration and poverty reduction

A report on the potential for smallholders in developing countries to be involved in sequestering carbon in agroforestry systems.

TR073 Balsa: biology, production and economics in Papua New Guinea

This study provides information on the biology of balsa, the status of the balsa industry, and explores the relative merits of the main balsa production systems in PNG.

TR077 Hidden economies, future options: trade in non-timber forest products in eastern Indonesia

This report analyses a broad range of non-forest timber products to identify those that could be developed into a wider industry to improve the incomes and livelihoods of farmers and agribusiness in the East Nusa Tenggara province of eastern Indonesia.

TR079 Opportunities for the smallholder sandalwood industry in Vanuatu

Sandalwood is one of the world’s most valuable forest products. However, much of the wild-sourced sandalwood has been overharvested. The Vanuatu Government has been implementing measures to foster the sustainable use of sandalwood, including controlling the quantity that can be harvested, requiring value-added processing, and producing sandalwood seedlings for planting by landowners.

TR081 Enhancing livelihoods in Lao PDR through environmental services and planted-timber products

This report provides an exploration of the concept of payments for environmental services (financial benefits to land managers who, through improved practices, enhance environmental services such as carbon sequestration, protection of water quality and biodiversity conservation) and the value chains for wood products in Lao PDR. Both these topics are intrinsically linked by their focus on the forests of Laos and their aim of improving livelihoods for thousands of Lao people, many of whom live below the poverty line.

TR084 Sustainable plantation forestry in South-East Asia

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.

TR085 Planted teak: global production and markets, with reference to Solomon Islands

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.

Horticulture

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CoP013 Diseases of fruit crops in Australia

Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia covers important diseases affecting the broad range of fruit and nut crops grown throughout Australia.

FR2008-19a Development of an embryo culture manual and transplantation technique [Vietnamese]

Final report for HORT/2006/006 [Vietnamese].

FR2008-19b Development of an embryo culture manual and transplantation technique [Indonesian]

Final report for HORT/2006/006 [Indonesian].

FR2010-10 Huanglongbing management for Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia

Final report for project HORT/2000/043

FR2011-22 Integrated disease management (IDM) for anthracnose, Phytophthora blight, and whitefly-transmitted geminivirus in chili pepper in Indonesia

Final report for project HORT/2004/048 Integrated disease management (IDM) for anthracnose, Phytophthora blight, and whitefly-transmitted geminivirus in chili pepper in Indonesia

FR2011-25 Samal Island Mango Growers Association (SIMAGA) mango study tour 2010

Final report for project HORT/2010/030, Samal Island Mango Growers Association (SIMAGA) mango study tour 2010

FR2012-22 Development of integrated crop management practices to increase sustainable yield and quality of mangoes in Pakistan and Australia

Final report for project [HORT/2005/153] Development of integrated crop management practices to increase sustainable yield and quality of mangoes in Pakistan and Australia

FR2012-24 Plant biosecurity: technological research and training for improved pest diagnostics in Thailand and Australia

Final report for project HORT/2006/170, Plant biosecurity: technological research and training for improved pest diagnostics in Thailand and Australia

FR2014-15 Feasibility study on increasing the consumption of nutritionally rich leafy vegetables by Indigenous communities in Samoa, Solomon Islands and northern Australia

Final report for PC/2010/063: Feasibility study on increasing the consumption of nutritionally rich leafy vegetables by Indigenous communities in Samoa, Solomon Islands and northern Australia

IAS050 Improved trade in mangoes from the Philippines, Thailand and Australia

This impact assessment focused on two ACIAR mango projects, looking at production cycles and quarantine requirements in export markets. The production cycle project was a high risk project in a very complex area and it did not have direct impacts, however it did initiate further research. The quarantine requirement project was a lower risk project and it generated significant returns on investment.

IAS89 Sustaining cocoa production: impact evaluation of cocoa projects in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

This report presents an impact evaluation of
Australian Centre for International Agricultural
Research (ACIAR)–funded projects in the cocoa
sector in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG).
These projects were completed between 2009 and
2015, so most of this evaluation is an analysis of
potential outcomes.

MN114 Diversity and management of Phytophthora in southeast Asia

This publication focuses on the Phytophthora pathogens present in Southeast Asia, their hosts, general biology and economics

MN122 Gardens of Oceania

Gardens of Oceania summarises available knowledge about numerous food plants with commercial potential.

MN128 Quality management of fresh produce from the highlands of Papua New Guinea

This spiral-bound postharvest manual is a valuable reference for farmers, marketers and extension personnel as they seek to improve the management and marketing of highlands-based fresh produce.

MN141 Weeds of upland crops in Cambodia

A weed identification guide for farmers and extension workers in the upland cropping systems of Cambodia. Sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

This book is part of a series of publications produced by ACIAR in support of the on-going rollout of on-farm demonstrations for upland crops in Cambodia.

MN141a Weeds of upland crops in Cambodia [Khmer translation]

A weed identification guide for farmers and extension workers in the upland cropping systems of Cambodia.

MN152 Sophy and the vegetable patch

This book is for primary school children for use in the ‘Life Skills’ part of the Cambodian school curriculum. It will teach children and their families about human nutritional needs; how these can be met through eating indigenous vegetables; and how to create their own garden so that they can grow their own healthy food year round.

MN157 Tomato, capsicum, chilli and eggplant: a field guide for the identification of insect pests, beneficial, diseases and disorders in Australia and Cambodia

This is a user-friendly field guide to help farmers, in both Australia and Cambodia, grow healthy tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants. It identifies the major insect pests, beneficial organisms, diseases, and nutritional and climatic disorders that affect these crops in these countries.

It was originally designed for Khmer-speaking farmers in Australia and Cambodia (the Khmer translation is underway), but will also be useful to growers in other countries who face similar challenges.

MN193 Nursery Manual for Citrus and Mango

This manual is a useful training tool for citrus and mango nursery operators.
It will guide the management of nurseries and enhance the availability of high quality, healthy planting
material for orchard plantings. This manual establishes a knowledge base for
better income streams and employment opportunities across all sectors of
the mango and citrus industries throughout Pakistan.

PR003 Shrub legume research in Indonesia and Australia

Shrub Legume Research in Indonesia and Australia: proceedings of an International workship held in Indonesia in 1984

PR023 Transport of fresh fruit and vegetables

OUT OF STOCK
These proceedings are the outcome of a workshop held under the auspices of ACIAR

PR050 Postharvest handling of tropical fruit

These proceedings present the contributions made at the International Conference on Postharvest Handling of Tropical Fruits held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in July 1993. Issues for consideration included the review of key technical information on postharvest handling of tropical fruits, defining problems with successful handling, transportation and marketing of tropical fruits both for export and domestic markets.

PR058 Development of postharvest handling technology for tropical tree fruits

These proceedings arose from a workshop associated with an ACIAR project on the development of postharvest handling technology for selected tropical tree fruits

PR080 Disease resistance in fruit

The objective of this workshop on disease resistance in fruit was to review recent research on non-chemical control of fruit diseases, with particular emphasis on utilisation and enhancement of constitutive or inducible host defence mechanisms.

PR081 Disease control and storage life extension in fruit

Treatments which extend storage life by reducing disease and delaying ripening are essential if tropical fruit are to be shipped to distant markets

PR085 Seeking agricultural produce free of pesticide residue

A review of options for monitoring and minimising the contamination of agricultural produce and the environment by pesticide residues, while maintaining the benefits of pesticide use for agricultural production

PR100 Quality assurance in agricultural produce

This publication contains the 125 papers presented at the 19th ASEAN/1st APEC Seminar on Postharvest Technology held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 9 to 12 November 1999

PR105 Postharvest handling of fresh vegetables

This proceedings covers papers presented at end of project workshop in Beijing in 2001

PR125 Coconut revival: new possibilities for the 'tree of life'

Proceedings of the International Coconut Forum held in Cairns, Australia, 22-24 November 2005

PR129 Silvicultural management of bamboo in the Philippines and Australia for shoots and timber

A symposium was organised in November 2006 in the Philippines, to provide an opportunity for bamboo researchers to present their findings. The peer-reviewed papers contained herein provide an opportunity to fully report on the research.

PR139 Smallholder HOPES—horticulture, people and soil

The southern Philippines fruits and vegetables program was a collaborative research model jointly managed by ACIAR and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). These proceedings represent the results of  nine projects covering a range of commodities and research areas, the ultimate goal of which was to contribute to economic growth in the southern Philippines and to improve the livelihoods of Filipino farmers and their families. 

TR014 Transport of vegetables in Papua New Guinea

This report contains a description of an ACIAR supported project concerned with the postharvest transport of fresh fruit and vegetables in Papua New Guinea that has demonstrated how fresh produce can be moved from the Highlands to the main markets of Papua New Guinea and arrive in good condition

Land and Water Resources

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FR2008-35 Agricultural water-use efficiency in north-west China

Final report for LWR/2006/076.

FR2008-35a Agricultural water-use efficiency in north-west China [Mandarin]

Final report for LWR/2006/076 [Mandarin].

FR2010-19 Developing research options to mainstream climate adaptation into farming systems in Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and India

Final report for project LWR/2008/015 Developing research options to mainstream climate adaptation into farming systems in Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and India.

FR2012-01 Expanding the area for Rabi-season cropping in southern Bangladesh

Final report for project LWR/2005/146, Expanding the area for Rabi-season cropping in southern Bangladesh

FR2012-28 Improving the management of water and nitrogen fertiliser for agricultural profitability, water quality and reduced nitrous oxide emissions in China and Australia

Final report for project LWR/2003/039, Improving the management of water and nitrogen fertiliser for agricultural profitability, water quality and reduced nitrous oxide emissions in China and Australia

FR2012-29 Improving water resource management in India’s agriculture: search for effective institutional arrangements and policy frameworks

Final report for project LWR/2001/014, Improving water resource management in India’s agriculture: search for effective institutional arrangements and policy frameworks

FR2012-30 Promotion of conservation agriculture using permanent raised beds in irrigated cropping in the Hexi Corridor, Gansu, China

Final report for project LWR/2002/094, Promotion of conservation agriculture using permanent raised beds in irrigated cropping in the Hexi Corridor, Gansu, China

FR2013-01 Technology for direct drilling into rice and other heavy stubbles in Pakistan and Australia

Final Report for project LWR/2004/035: Technology for direct drilling into rice and other heavy stubbles in Pakistan and Australia.

FR2013-10 Enhancing institutional performance in watershed management in Andhra Pradesh, India

Final report for project LWR/2006/158: Enhancing institutional performance in watershed management in Andhra Pradesh, India

FR2013-23 Developing capacity in cropping systems modelling to promote food security and the sustainable use of water resources in South Asia (The SAARC-Australia Project)

LWR/2010/033: Food security in South Asia is threatened by the decreasing availability of water for agriculture, and there is a need to more efficiently use water in cropping systems. Models, such as APSIM, are useful tools for research on water productivity, and can simulate affects of different agricultural interventions on the whole cropping system. This project built capacity of cropping systems modellers in South Asia to lay the foundations for a self-sustaining modellers’ network.

FR2013-29 Egypt-Australia on-farm water use efficiency and water management workshops

Final report for LWR/2011/018: Egypt-Australia on-farm water use efficiency and water management workshops

FR2014-16 Integrated manure nutrient management in soybean–wheat cropping systems on Vertisols in Madhya Pradesh and Queensland

Final report for LWR/2002/032: Integrated manure nutrient management in soybean–wheat cropping systems on Vertisols in Madhya Pradesh and Queensland

FR2015-05 Impacts of meso-scale Watershed Development (WSD) in Andhra Pradesh (India) and their implications for designing and implementing improved WSD policies and programs

Final report: This project examined the effectiveness of WSD from the perspective of meso-scale implementation based on the hydrological units at the meso-scale rather than micro-scale. It has examined hydrological, land use and socio-economic variables. The concept of sustainable Livelihoods has been used as an integrating framework for examining farmer resilience. Finally a Bayesian Network approach has been used to link the biophysical, land use and livelihoods analyses.

FR2015-13 Impacts of Climate Change and Watershed Development on Whole-of-Basin Agricultural Water Security in the Krishna and Murray-Darling Basins

This study aims to assist stakeholders and policy makers in India come to terms with the impacts of climate change and the responses they could use to adapt to it.

FR2016-10 Final Report for LWR/2008/019: Developing multi-scale adaptation strategies for farming communities in Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, India

The aim of the Adapting to Climate Change in Asia project (ACCA) was to develop multi-scale adaptation strategies and to demonstrate processes that support policymakers to deliver more effective climate adaptation programs relevant to smallholder livelihoods and food security, and to demonstrate options to build the capacity of farming households to adapt rice-based cropping systems to climate variability and climate change.

FR2016-20 Final Report for LWR/2009/046: Improved irrigation water management to increase rice productivity in Cambodia

This project aimed to enhance the livelihood of rice farmers by improving water productivity and reducing yield penalty due to crop variability.

FR2016-21 Final Report for LWR/2015/019: An exploration of opportunities to utilise urban organic waste for the livelihood improvement of rural and urban communities in Bangladesh and India

This SRA project set out to assess opportunities to utilise urban organic waste for the livelihood improvement of rural and urban communities in Bangladesh and India.

IAS077 Rice–wheat cropping systems in India and Australia, and development of the ‘Happy Seeder’

While India’s expansion of the rice–wheat cropping system led to the production of more food, it has also led to degradation of the natural environment, and concerns over the sustainability of the practice. This report looks at the returns on investment of ACIAR projects that sought to develop alternative practices for growing rice and wheat sustainably, and designing a machine that allows direct seeding of wheat into rice stubble.

MN011 Methods for evaluating nitrogen fixation by nodulated legumes in the field

This handbook described simple, reliable methods of measuring nitrogen fixation that have emerged from ACIAR-funded research

MN013 Management of acid soils in the humid tropics of Asia

This is a joint publication of ACIAR and the International Board for Soil Research and Management (IBSRAM)

MN041 The problem of maintaining soil fertility in eastern Kenya: a review of relevant research

Rapid population growth in Africa together with low inputs of soil nutrients and intensive cropping have resulted in a gradual decline in per capita production of food grains

MN050 Saline agriculture for irrigated land in Pakistan

Saline agriculture is a rich collection of possible systems for the use of saline land, involving combinations of salt-tolerant trees, shrubs and crops

MN056 Bibliography of trees, shrubs and grasses for saltlands

This publication is a revised and expanded version of the book ‘A bibliography of forage halophytes and trees for salt-affected lands’ which was produced in 1990 by Shoaib Ismail and Rafiq Ahmad (Botany Department, University of Karachi, Pakistan) and Clive Malcolm (Agriculture Western Australia)

MN060 Biological control of water hyacinth

(Available electronically only) Water hyacinth is widely recognised as the world’s worst aquatic weed.

MN073 Food, water and war: security in a world of conflict

This report is a record of a conference conducted by the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research at Parliament House, Canberra, 15 August 2000

MN084 Regional water and soil assessment for managing sustainable agriculture in China and Australia

This book summarises the results of a collaborative project between Chinese and Australian scientists to improve agricultural water use efficiency and thereby increase agricultural productivity and sustainability in the North China Plain and the Loess Plateau in China and the Murray Darling Basin in Australia

MN112 Landcare in the Philippines: stories of people and places

This book contains a wide perspective of individual stories about the development of landcare in the Philippines, richly illustrated with more than 170 colour photos and maps

MN121a Planters and their components: types, attributes,functional requirements, classification and description [Persian translation]

A major constraint to adoption of improved resource-conserving cropping systems in developing countries is the lack of simple planting equipment. This manual provides a valuable reference for research and extension personnel engaged in the selection, adaptation and/or construction of complete planters appropriate to specific soil, crop, climate and residue conditions.

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PMG029 Partners Magazine November 2007 - February 2008

Partners magazine November 2007 - February 2008 is focused on climate change.

PR029 Sulfur fertilizer policy for lowland and upland cropping systems in Indonesia

ACIAR has supported a wide range of fertilizer-related projects within its plant nutrition program

PR033 Sustainable agriculture on marginal uplands of southeast Asia

These proceedings review the resources available for achieving sustainable development of upland areas in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, and examine some of the problems that must be overcome

PR038 Forages on red soils in China

The red soils region of south central China has been the focus of recent research as it represents large areas of upland cropping and animal enterprises

PR042 Productive use of saline lands

Salt-affected soils pose hazardous conditions for plant establishment

PR056 Soil organic matter management for sustainable agriculture

These proceedings came from a workshop in Ubon, Thailand, designed to review current research and identify future research opportunities in the areas of soil organic matter dynamics and nutrient cycling in tropical and temperate regions – topics already included in ACIAR projects that have attempted to assist smallholders to manage their lands by improving soil fertility and reducing soil losses

PR061 Agricultural impacts on groundwater quality

Groundwater contamination has been linked to intensive agriculture in many industrialised countries in temperate regions

PR088 Towards better management of soils contaminated with tannery waste

Leather production is a major industry in India and makes a significant contribution to the country’s export earnings

PR104 Agrochemical pollution of water resources

This volume records the main research findings of ACIAR Project LWR1/1994/054 as presented to a conference held in Thailand on 16-18 February 2000

PR106 Water policy reform: lessons from Asia and Australia

Proceedings of an international workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand which brought together researchers working in the area of water resource management

PR114 Modelling nutrient management in tropical cropping systems

This is an end-of-project workshop proceedings with contributions from Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America, focusing on improving capabilities in crop modelling for tropical cropping systems

PR116 Water in agriculture

The availability of water and water quality are major concerns for everyone

PR118 Improving the management of irrigation schemes in Vietnam

Contains the main findings of a project carried out in Vietnam which focused on the operation and management of publicly managed irrigation systems

PR127 Permanent beds and rice-residue management for rice–wheat systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plain

The proceedings of a workshop on permanent raised beds for irrigated rice–wheat and alternative cropping systems.

RN22 Management of Irrigation Areas: Irrigation Management in the Red River Delta of Vietnam

Vietnam’s future food security depends on the country’s ability to expand agricultural production, and this in turn will rely heavily on the increased efficiency of irrigation systems associated with the Red River Delta in the country’s north and the Mekong Delta in the south

RN27 Assessing the extent and causes of degradation in India's arid rangelands

Land use pressures are increasing degradation in India’s arid zone

TR 89 Water use and water productivity of Eucalyptus plantations in South-East Asia

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.

TR019 Utilisation of remote sensing in the South Pacific

Remote sensing is the interpretation of aerial photographs and electronic multispectral scanner (MSS) images in order to acquire information about the quantity, quality and distribution of terrestrial and marine resources

TR040 A new soil conservation methodology and application to cropping systems in tropical steeplands

This technical report documents what may become something of a watershed in terms of the field investigation of soil erosion and soil conservation in biophysical terms

TR059 Using seasonal climate forecasting in agriculture: a participatory decision-making approach

The challenge in using seasonal forecasting in agriculture is to assess and capture the potential benefits so that the well-being of people is improved in terms of increased food security, protection of the resource base, lower costs or better economic outcomes within the community

TR078 Sustainable intensification of Rabi cropping in southern Bangladesh using wheat and mungbean

This report summarises findings from an ACIAR project that aimed to lift agricultural productivity in southern Bangladesh and address the large and growing wheat deficit of the country. The challenge was to determine whether wheat or other short-duration Rabi (dry-season) crops, including mungbean, could be grown profitably under the hot, humid and sometimes saline conditions of this region.

WP52 Watershed Management for Water Quality Improvement: the role of agricultural research

Land and water management is increasingly being based on watersheds

WP55 Forages for the Red Soils Area of China

This working paper covers the proceedings of an international workshop held in Jianyang, Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China on the 6-9 October 1997

Miscellaneous

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ACIAR in Vietnam - Newsletter January 2017

News
Ambassador’s first visit to North West (p.2)
Promoting gender equality in agricultural research and development (p.3)
Climate change − a key focus for an ACIAR PAC meeting (p.4)
Sustainability of a project (p.5)
Ambassador met with scientist alumni of John Dillon Fellowship (p.6)
ACIAR Vietnam key dates in first half of 2017 (p.7)
Project updates
Towards sustainable cassava value chains in Son La and Dak Lak (p.8)

ACIAR factsheet 2016

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.

PMG034 Partners Magazine July - October 2009

This edition of Partners focuses on Global Partnerships and the Millenium Development Goals.

AOP2009-10 Annual Operational Plan 2009-10

The ACIAR Annual Operational Plan is our key communications document on operational issues with partners and stakeholders. It is presented on a region/country basis, with priorities for each grouped into research program areas along with detailed project listings.

Translated extracts from the Annual Operational Plan are also available for Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR.

AOP2009-10-Khmer Annual Operational Plan 2009-10: Cambodian extract

The translated Cambodian extract from the Annual Operational Plan 2009-10.

AOP2009-10-Lao Annual Operational Plan 2009-10: Lao extract

The translated Lao extract from the Annual Operational Plan 2009-10.

AOP2010-11 Annual Operational Plan 2010-11

The ACIAR Annual Operational Plan is our key communications document on operational issues with partners and stakeholders. It is presented on a region/country basis, with priorities for each grouped into research program areas along with detailed project listings.

AR2007-08 Annual Report 2007-08

The ACIAR Annual Report 2007-08.

AS006 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: studies of projects completed in 2004-2005

Adoption studies are undertaken three to four years after a large project is completed to assess the level of uptake and the legacy of the project. They provide valuable insights into the uptake of project results and the impact on local communities. This adoption study looks at projects completed in 2004-05.

AS012 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs 2015 - AS012

This report, the 12th in our series of adoption studies, documents the adoption results for seven ACIAR
projects completed in 2010–11. They involved six individual partner countries: China (three projects), India, the
Philippines, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam.

CP005 Building on the John Allwright Fellowship Scheme

A survey of participants in the small grants scheme for former John Allwright Fellow’s who after completing their postgraduate studies, returned to work in their home country.

CP019 Country Profiles 2009-10

The ACIAR country profiles are a snapshot of the collaborative research being carried out between Australia and some of our partner countries. They contain short summaries of active and concluded projects in each country, as well as relevant extracts from ACIAR’s 2008-09 Annual Report and 2009-10 Annual Operational Plan.

CP021 ACIAR Corporate Brochure

ACIAR Corporate Brochure

FR2016-03 Final Report for GMCP/2015/016: Assessment of digital data collection apps to support ACIAR’s M&E

An extensive desktop review of 17 ‘off-the-shelf’ apps was performed, ranking the apps against specific selection criteria relevant to a typical  ACIAR project. Two apps were selected, with their critical feature being a capacity to perform multi-purpose monitoring ; CommCare and SurveyCTO. These two apps were then trialled in a six-week field pilot in villages of Gerokgak and Sanggalangit in the north of Bali, Indonesia, involving eight field researchers from Udayana University, 80 smallholder cattle producers.

IAS060 ACIAR Database for Impact Assessments (ADIA): an outline of the database structure and a guide to its operation

This report describes the development of the ACIAR Database for Impact Assessments (ADIA) that will be the repository of information from impact assessments and PIAS forms. The database will record all projects funded by ACIAR, and build up the information for each project as adoption studies and impact assessments are undertaken.

IAS087 Newcastle disease control in Africa

For the past 30 years, ACIAR has funded research aimed at controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens. In Africa, the Australian Government has contributed around $10.8 million to Newcastle disease control projects, about $1.1 million of which has been contributed by ACIAR. This report estimates total net benefits to Africa of around $479 million, which amounts to a benefit of around $60 for every dollar spent. Of the total benefits, about $80.6 million were attributed to ACIAR.

MN194 Building gender equity through a Family Teams approach

The ACIAR-funded Family Teams program outlined in this monograph illustrates
that when men, women and youth work together as a family unit, more gender-equitable and
effective farming practices lead to improved family livelihoods. Key to success
of the Family Teams approach is the support of village community educators
who are able to tailor the program to suit their particular community and
sustain the learnings well beyond its formal implementation. The program

PMG018 Partners Magazine September 2004

The September 2004 edition of Partners Magazine focuses on the dual themes of the International Year of Rice, and Caombodia and Laos and ACIAR’s role in building research capacity and food security.

PMG019 Partners Magazine December 2004

The December edition of ACIAR’s Partners Magazine focuses on Papua New Guinea, reporting on the positive impacts of several ACIAR projects in that country.

PMG021 Partners Magazine July 2005

The July 2005 edition of Partners magazine is now available online. Indonesia is the main focus of this edition,with ACIAR’s activities helping poor farmers featured

PMG024 Partners Magazine Autumn 2006

ACIAR’s work in the South Pacific, focusing on fisheries management, crop improvement and protection and poultry is profiled.

PMG027 Partners Magazine March-June 2007

Partners in research for development - from farm to market

Policy Linkage

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Position Paper: ACIAR’s engagement with Non-Government Organisations

The purpose of this paper is to articulate ACIAR’s engagement with NGOs as partners and to describe the mutual benefits that result from these partnerships. As a public document it facilitates communication with NGOs and other stakeholders on what ACIAR has to offer NGOs and what NGOs can offer ACIAR.

Corporate Plan 2015 - 19

The Corporate Plan aligns ACIAR’s contribution  with the Australian Government’s development policy, Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability; and performance framework, Making performance count: enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of Australian aid  and with key sectoral priorities outlined in the new Strategy for Australia’s aid investments in agriculture, fisheries and water  (AFW Strategy).

Position Paper - ACIAR's engagement with the private sector The purpose of this paper is to document the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR’s) ‘value proposition’ for the private sector, focussed on existing organisational strengths. It is a public document intended to communicate with private sector stakeholders what ACIAR has to offer.

THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE: Testing climate smart agricultural solutions for improved food security

THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE: 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.

AOP2016-17 ACIAR Annual Operational Plan 2016-17

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.

AS001 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: Studies of projects completed in 1999-2000

ACIAR is increasing its investment in ex-post evaluations

AS002 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: studies of projects completed in 2000-2001

ACIAR is increasing its investment in, and expanding the range of, project evalutions.

AS003 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: studies of projects completed in 2001-2002

Adoption studies provide valuable insights into the uptake of project results, and the impact on local communities.

AS004 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: studies of projects completed in 2002-2003

Adoption studies of projects completed in 2002-03.

AS005 Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: studies of projects completed in 2003-2004

Adoption studies of projects completed in 2003-04.

EEU-WP05 Project development assessment: mineral elements limiting sheep production in China (project 8911)

ACIAR Project 8911, ‘Mineral Elements Limiting Sheep Production in China’, addresses the issue that inadequate supplies of essential minerals to grazing sheep in northern China have a significant detrimental effect on the production of those animals

EEU-WP08 Evaluation of postharvest research: results for an application to tropical fruit research projects and some further methodologic

As most economies develop there is an important trend to specialisation in the production of most activities

EEU-WP09 An economic evaluation of postharvest tropical fruit research: some preliminary results

As most economies develop there is an important trend to specialisation in the production of most activities

EEU-WP10 Estimating the social cost of the impacts of fungi and aflatoxins

Fungi are a diverse group of organisms ranging from simple single cells through to complex structures

EEU-WP13 Inclusion of environmental and human health impacts in agricultural research evaluations: review and some recent evaluations

The motivation for writing this paper is well expressed in the following words of Pearce and Warford (1993, p 3): ‘Most people are now painfully aware that pursuing economic growth without paying adequate attention to the environment-both built and natural-is unlikely to be sustainable: it cannot last

EEU-WP14 Project development assessment: the application of plant tissue culture techniques to the propagation and breeding of tea in Indonesia

Tea is a very important crop not only in Indonesia, but also in a number of other countries in the world

EEU-WP15 An overview of ACIAR's economic evaluation activities with an animal sciences program focus

During the past seven to eight years ACIAR has been developing an institutional Information System to support decision-making at various levels within the Centre

EEU-WP16 Incorporating atmospheric environmental degradation in research evaluation of options for the replacement of methyl bromide

This paper describes the projected net economic impact of a collaborative research project on the replacements for methyl bromide in timber for quarantine purposes (ACIAR PN 9406) proposed by CSIRO and FRIM1 for funding by ACIAR

EEU-WP17 Integration of research evaluation analysis into research institution decision-making: An overview of progress at ACIAR

Since it was created in 1982, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has placed considerable importance on developing a systematic information base to support its research resource allocation decision-making

EEU-WP18 An overview of ACIAR's economic evaluation activities with a forestry program focus

During the past seven to eight years ACIAR has been developing an institutional Information System to support decision-making at various levels within the Centre

EEU-WP19 Dry land farming in the semi-arid tropics of Kenya: ACIAR project experience

This paper reports on the outcomes and presents an impact assessment of two joint ACIAR-CSIRO-KARI projects which were both entitled ‘The improvement of dry land agriculture in the African semi-arid tropics’ and whose aim was to find effective management responses and affordable technological innovations as solutions to some of the problem of dryland farming in the semi-arid tropics

EEU-WP23 Estimates of realised and potential impacts of three ACIAR projects on the ecology, epidemiology and control of ticks and tick-based diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper describes a completed project assessment of the following three ACIAR-funded projects:
(1) Ecology, epidemiology and control of ticks and tick-borne diseases (PN8303);
(2) Develop better methods to manage tick resistance to acaricides in Zimbabwe and Australia (PN9047); and
(3) Improved methods for the diagnosis and control of bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis in Zimbabwe and Australia (PN9118)

EEU-WP24 Project development assessment: profilic worm-resistant meat sheep for Maharashtra, India and Australia

This paper describes a project development assessment of a proposal for collaborative research (ACIAR project PN9422) between Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, a non-government organisation in India, and four Australian institutions

EEU-WP25 A preliminary evaluation of 54 ACIAR-supported projects in Thailand (1983-1995)

This report is the first of a two-stage activity with the aim of undertaking economic evaluations of all ACIAR-supported projects completed (as of Novemver 1996) in Thailand

EEU-WP26 An economic evaluation of realised and potential impacts of ACIAR's biological control projects (1983-1996)

Over the 14-year period from 1983, ACIAR invested significantly in biological control research

EEU-WP27 Evaluation of the Crawford Fund master class in biotechnology: A tracer study of participants, their sponsoring institutions and course providers

The master classes in biotechnology represent a new development in the retraining of professional scientists in developing countries The specific purpose of this training has been to expose mid-career scientists and scientific administrators involved in agricultural research to the principles of molecular biology underlying the new techniques and tools of biotechnology, and the application of these to improve the efficiency and outcomes of the research activities in their own institutions

EEU-WP28 Project development assessment: an economic evaluation of the potential benefits of integrating apomixis into hybrid rice

The four main challenges confronting international rice research at present are: to meet the food needs of rapidly growing populations in the less developed countries; to increase the social equity for poor rice-farming and rice-consuming families; to protect the environment; and
to conserve natural resources for future generations

EEU-WP29 An assessment of the success and impact of ACIAR projects based on independent reviews of 111 ACIAR projects In 1990, Bruce A Auld reviewed 71 independent assessments of ACIAR projects which had been undertaken between the time ACIAR was established in 1982 and March 1990

EEU-WP31 An assessment of ACIAR-funded IARC special and restricted grants project

This report was commissioned as part of ACIAR’s response to an audit review of its Multi-lateral Sub-program which recommended that it implement evaluations of completed Special Purpose and Restricted Grant projects funded by the International Agricultural Research Centre (IARC) program

EEU-WP32 ACIAR economic impact model for use in project development (ex-ante) and completed project (or ex-post) evaluations: a user's manual

This paper discusses the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Economic Impact Model which can be used in ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of projects

EEU-WP33 A qualitative assessment of the research capacity and community impacts of three randomly selected ACIAR-sponsored projects

This small study follows from an earlier study (Mauldon 1998) that examined the external reviews of 111 ACIAR-sponsored large bilateral projects completed between 1990 and 1997

IAP-WP34 Research capacity and general community impacts of five ACIAR-sponsored projects

This small study is a second stage of a program of assessments being undertaken of the research capacity and community impact of bilateral projects sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) that were completed some five years previously

IAP-WP35 Poverty alleviation through agricultural research: the ACIAR experience

A recent external review of ACIAR (Nairn et al 1998) recommended (p 42) that ACIAR should more effectively communicate the way in which the benefits flow from ACIAR projects to ultimately achieve poverty alleviation

IAP-WP36 Research capacity and general community impacts of five ACIAR-sponsored projects

This report is the third resulting from a program of assessments being undertaken of impacts of ACIAR projects that were completed some five years previously

IAP-WP37 Determining international agricultural research priorities

ACIAR was established in 1982 as a statutory authority within the Commonwealth Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

IAP-WP38 Impact assessments of forty-nine Thailand/Australia collaborative projects funded by ACIAR during 1983-1995

There is strong evidence that agricultural research is an important source of growth in agriculture, resulting in economic and environmental benefits

IAP-WP39 The dual approach to research evaluation: a simplified empirical illustration

In this paper, the dual approach to ex ante research evaluation in a multiple-input, multiplt-output industry is explained and demonstrated

IAP-WP41 Developing forage technologies with smallholder farmers: how to monitor and evaluate impacts

Electronic Version onlyThe Forages for Smallholder Project (FSP) is a participatory research program in Southeast Asia that commenced in 1995

IAP-WP42 Assessment of 25 ACIAR-supported projects in the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines

While ACIAR has invested heavily in scientific biological research in agriculture, interest has evolved in other areas of disipline such as in agricultural policy

IAP-WP45 Collect, access and use of agricultural statistics in the Pacific Islands

Informal discussions among SPC staff, many of whom have considerable experience of working in the Pacific Islands, suggested that there were problems with accessing and using agricultural statistical information in the region

IAP-WP46 Understanding the socioeconomic significance of livestock disease with particular reference to surra (trypanosomiasis) in selected communities in Eastern Indonesia

This project was designed to provide preliminary information about the cultural, social, political and economic context of livestock disease in Indonesia, and to determine the likely effect on the transfer to Indonesian institutions

IAS001 Control of Newcastle disease in village chickens

Between 1983 and 1992, ACIAR invested A$3 million in research to find a vaccine that could provide protection from Newcastle disease in chickens and be applied in village environments in developing countries

IAS002 Increased efficiency of straw utilisation by cattle and buffalo

ACIAR has sponsored several research projects with the aim of increasing the efficiency of straw utilisation by cattle and buffaloes in some Australian and Indian situations

IAS003 Establishment of a protected area in Vanuatu

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project ANREI/90/20 assisted in the establishment of a number of protected areas in Vanuatu by improving information flows and by establishing appropriate institutional structures

IAS004 Raw wool production and marketing in China

An evaluation and economic assessment of an ACIAR project aimed at improving economic knowledge of the Chinese wool industry.

IAS005 Fruit fly in Malaysia and Thailand 1985-1993

Fruit flies are a serious economic pest affecting horticultural production world-wide

IAS006 Pigeonpea improvement

This study was commissioned by ACIAR to evaluate the economic impact of two projects (8201 and 8567) for which ACIAR provided support from 1982-89

IAS008 Australian tree species selection in China

The Chinese have been planting Australian tree species for more than 100 years

IAS009 Sulphur test KCl-40 and growth of the Australian canola industry

Two ACIAR projects in the mid-1980s (Projects 8328 and 8804) funded research at the University of New England to help better understand and improve phosphorus and sulphur management in tropical agricultural systems

IAS010 Conservation tillage and controlled traffic

The following review is an financial assessment of an ACIAR conservation tillage and controlled traffic research project which was conducted in China (for the conservation tillage component) and Australia (for the controlled traffic component) during the period 1993?1996, inclusive

IAS011 Postharvest R & D concerning tropical fruits

This study evaluates the economic impact of two projects supported by ACIAR over the period 1983 to 1991, relating to postharvest handling of tropical and subtropical (hereafter referred to jointly as tropical) fruit crops

IAS012 Economic benefits to Papua New Guinea and Australia from the biological control of banana skipper (Erionota thrax)

The successful introduction of a biological control agent has prevented losses to bananas in PNG and also protected the Australian industry.

IAS013 Breeding and quality analysis of rapeseed

This study is an ex-post, economic assessment of two projects supported by ACIAR and concerned with the breeding and quality analysis of rapeseed in Australia and China

IAS014 Improved drying of high moisture grains

An economic evaluation of three ACIAR projects whose primary objective was to improve postharvest grain drying in Thailand and Australia is provided in this report

IAS015 Use and management of grain protectants in China and Australia

An ACIAR-supported project ‘Integrating Grain Protectants into Storage Pest Management’ was based in China and Australia.

IAS016 Control of footrot in small ruminants of Nepal

Footrot, a bacterial disease which attacks the feet of sheep and goats causing lameness and high levels of flock mortality, was endemic in the western districts of Nepal

IAS017 Breeding and feeding pigs in Australia and Vietnam

This study identifies and examines the impacts if ACIAR research project AS2/1994/023

IAS018 Controlling phalaris minor in the Indian rice-wheat belt

The ACIAR-managed project CS1/1996/013, Herbicide-resistant weeds of wheat in India and Australia: integrated management, was designed to find a long-term method of control of Phalaris minor, a problem weed of the rice-wheat cropping system of north-western India

IAS019 Measuring the poverty impact of ACIAR projects: a broad framework

This report sets out some broad ideas about how poverty evaluation could be conducted for ACIAR research projects

IAS021 Improving methods in diagnosis, epidemiology, and information management of foot and mouth disease in SE Asia

Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) is a major animal health issue in Southeast Asia, causing losses due to reduced milk and meat production

IAS022 Saving a staple crop: impact of biological control of the banana skipper on poverty reduction in Papua New Guinea

The ACIAR-supported Banana Skipper project led to the successful introduction of a biological control agent against the butterfly pest of bananas that was reducing the productivity of the banana crop

IAS027 Acacia hybrids in Vietnam

This impact assessment focuses on the net economic, environmental and social value of the spill-over benefits accruing to Vietnam

IAS028 Water and nitrogen management in wheat-maize production on the north China plain

The North China Plain supports a large number of highly intensive small farms that produce winter wheat traditionally followed by a summer crop of maize

IAS031 Review of ACIAR's research on agricultural policy

This review includes a framework for assessing future ‘ideal’ policy projects; a meta-analysis of ACIAR’s policy portfolio and a more detailed analysis of clusters of projects completed over the past decade in China, Indonesia and India

IAS032 Shelf-life extension of leafy vegetables: evaluating the impacts

The project evaluated in this report examined handling and storage methods in China and Australia for a number of leafy vegetables

IAS033 Research into conservation tillage for dryland cropping in Australia and China

The ACIAR projects evaluated in this report explored the suitability of Australian conservation cropping techniques for China, aiming to maximise wheat and maize yields while conserving moisture and reducing soil degradation.

IAS034 Identifying the sex pheromone of the sugarcane borer moth

The project evaluated in this report helped to identify the sex pheromone (attractant chemical) of the sugarcane borer.

IAS035 Review of the returns to ACIAR's bilateral R&D Investments

ACIAR’s investment in bilateral research over the past 22 years has more than paid for itself, as revealed in a review of returns to ACIAR’s Bilateral R&D investments.

IAS036 Impacts of mud crab hatchery technology in Vietnam

This report describes a benefit-cost analysis carried out to quantify the economic impacts in Vietnam from adoption of the mud crab hatchery technology developed by two ACIAR-funded projects.

IAS037 Management of fruit flies in the Pacific

Economic analysis of project benefits and costs suggests that the total investment in fruit fly research will deliver considerable benefits, mainly to Fiji, but also to Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands and Vanuatu.

IAS038 Future directions for ACIAR's animal health research

To meet the escalating demand for animal protein in the Asia-Pacific region, ACIAR’s challenge is to underpin the sustainability of increased livestock and fisheries production for poor farmers and consumers.

IAS039 Benefits to Australia from ACIAR-funded research

While funding research in developing countries, ACIAR also delivers benefits to Australia and, in particular, to Australian agriculture.

IAS040 Zero tillage for weed control in India: the contribution to poverty alleviation

This report took the opportunity of an existing survey in India to try to measure poverty-reduction impacts of research.

IAS041 ACIAR and public funding of R&D: submission to the Productivity Commission

ACIAR provided the Science and Innovation Commissioned Study with a submission detailing it’s unique and interesting role which transcends both Australia’s aid program and its innovation system.

IAS042 Benefits to Australia of selected CABI products

CAB International is one of the 15 International Agriculture Research Centres that ACIAR provides funding for in its multilateral program.

IAS043 Water management in public irrigation schemes in Vietnam

Irrigation systems in most of Vietnam, like in many countries, are public systems.

IAS044 Impact assessment of capacity building and training: assessment framework and two case studies

Capacity building and training have long been recognised as an important component of most research-for-development activities.

IAS046 Mite pests of honey bees in the Asia-Pacific region

Mite pests of bees are one of the major production constraints facing the apiary industry throughout the world. In most countries, the mites are present and have a significant impact on productivity and production costs. In Australia, the only country in the world without these mites, the maintenance of effective quarantine strategies against them is a major aim. ACIAR has funded research on these pests for about 15 years, which has made a significant contribution internationally to a better understanding of the mites, especially species, and their host conditions.

IAS047 Improved Australian tree species for Vietnam

Australian tree species are being used extensively throughout the world because of their rapid growth and adaptability to many (harsh) environments. This study looks at the impact on Vietnam of some past ACIAR research activities. It shows that, through adaptation, significant improvements in productivity can be achieved by selecting tree provenances that are best suited to specific environments.

IAS048 Assessment of capacity building: overcoming production constraints to sorghum in rainfed environments in India and Australia

This project uncovered new sorghum plant material with characteristics of considerable potential benefit to Australia. Through other Australian funding, this was subsequently developed into a new variety. Although no new sorghum varieties were developed in India, it markedly enhanced the capacity of the Indian collaborators in some new biotechnology research techniques. This enhanced capacity aided successful application for funding from other sources.

IAS053 The impact of increasing efficiency and productivity of ruminants in India by the use of protected-nutrient technology

The dairy industry is a large and important sector for India and availability of quality feed is a significant issue for cow productivity. The ACIAR project assessed in this impact study focused on this major constraint and adapted some technologies readily available in Australia to suit the types of feed available in India. The impact was shown to be substantial, with a benefit to cost ratio of 124:1.

IAS054 Impact of improved management of white grubs in peanut-cropping systems in India

This project looked at the problems caused by various species of white-grub pests in peanut production in India and Australia. The impact assessment study shows that the project has generated important benefits for a crop that is largely grown by the poorer farmers in this part of India.

IAS055 ACIAR fisheries projects in Indonesia: review and impact assessment

This study provided a review of all ACIAR-funded fisheries research in Indonesia and selected two different programs of research for detailed studies – tuna capture fisheries and shrimp aquaculture. The returns attributed to the ACIAR supported component of tuna capture fisheries was assessed to be $168 million, indicating a return on ACIAR and partner-invested funds of a benefit to cost ratio of 179:1. For shrimp aquaculture the net present value of the welfare gains from the impact was found to be $547 million with a benefit to cost ratio of 52:1.

IAS057 Management of internal parasites in goats in the Philippines

Goats are an important source of income for smallholders in the Philippines and were shown to be sustaining significant losses from internal parasites. In collaboration with Philippine and international organisations, ACIAR funded a program which developed a management package which effectively controlled internal parasites and enhanced goat productivity. This study found significant impacts with the estimated net present value of welfare gains of $66 million, a benefit to cost ratio of 10:1 and an internal rate of return of 25 per cent.

IAS058 Guidelines for assessing the impacts of ACIAR's research activities

These guidelines are designed for all independent consultants to use as a basis for future impact assessments and adoption studies.

IAS059 Two-stage grain drying in the Philippines

Grain drying is a major issue in all grain-producing countries and presents particular problems in humid, tropical climates. ACIAR and PCARRD, in association with other Philippine research organisations, have supported a major effort in this area. The review indicated that the technologies developed in these projects had not been adopted and that little use was being made of them in the Philippines, however the same technologies had been adopted in other collaborating countries in the Asian region and in Australia. Therefore it was decided that the assessment resources should be used to look in detail at the reasons for this lack of adoption and impact. This report presents the results of this assessment study.

IAS063 Analysis of ACIAR’s returns on investment: appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness

ACIAR has a long history of assessing the impact of its research and development investments, which provides valuable lessons for improving the selection, design and delivery of projects, as well as demonstrating the value of ACIAR as part of Australia’s international development assistance program. This report is an update of a review of of the returns on ACIAR’s bilateral R&D investments (http://aciar.gov.au/publication/IAS035), published in 2005.

IAS068 Benefit–cost meta-analysis of investment in the International Agricultural Research Centres

This study examines, in very broad terms, evidence of the returns on investment flowing from research undertaken by the various centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research across ACIAR’s mandated regions (North Asia, Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries, South Asia, South-East Asia and southern Africa).

TR086 TR086 Scoping Study: Evaluation and Targeting of Formal and Informal Capacity Building in ACIAR Training and Research Programs

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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SIMLESA program overview Highlights 2015

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
phase.

CP009 Country Profiles 2005

Country Profiles 2005

CP012 Country Profiles 2006

The ACIAR country profiles are designed as a snapshot of the collaborative research being carried out between Australia and our various partner countries.

CP013 Country profiles 2007

A snapshot of ACIAR’s work as at June 2007.

FR2009-47 Towards a sustainable oil palm industry in Papua New Guinea

The final report for project SMCN/2008/028

FR2010-15 Final report: Integrated soil and crop management for rehabilitation of vegetable production in the tsunami-affected areas of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province, Indonesia

Final report for project SMCN/2005/075 Integrated soil and crop management for rehabilitation of vegetable production in the tsunami-affected areas of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province, Indonesia

FR2011-28 Efficient nutrient use in rice production in Vietnam achieved using inoculant biofertilisers

Final report for project SMCN/2002/073 Efficient nutrient use in rice production in Vietnam achieved using inoculant biofertilisers

FR2012-27 Evaluation and adoption of improved farming practices on soil and water resources, Bohol Island, Philippines

Final Report for project SMCN/2004/078; Evaluation and adoption of improved farming practices on soil and water resources, Bohol Island, Philippines

FR2013-12 Opportunities to improve the sustainable utilisation and management of water and soil resources for coastal agriculture in Vietnam and Australia

Final report for project SMCN/2012/017: Opportunities to improve the sustainable utilisation and management of water & soil resources for coastal agriculture in Vietname and Australia

FR2013-13 Scoping study to assess needs and options to redevelop NAFRI’s analytical laboratory

Final report for project SMCN/2010/084: Scoping study to assess needs and options to redevelop NAFRI’s analytical laboratory

FR2015-11 Increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby Markets

Vegetables have been an integral part of the diet of populations of modern day Papua New Guinea (PNG) for thousands of years, based around subsistence gardening producing a wide range of edible indigenous plants, and more recently vegetables introduced by and for Europeans. Urbanisation and change in demographics offers opportunities for the development of viable commercial vegetable production and marketing enterprises.

FR2016-07 Final Report for SMCN/2009/021: Climate change affecting land use in the Mekong Delta: Adaptation of rice-based cropping systems (CLUES)

The CLUES project aimed at improving the adaptive capacity of rice-based farming systems for effectively managing impacts associated with climate change, with emphasis on capacity building, cooperation among CLUES members and local stakeholders, and internal and external information flows.

MN002 Nutritional disorders of grain sorghum

Grain sorghum is the staple food of lowland farmers in semi-arid tropical areas of Africa and Asia, but crop yields are commonly less than 30% of those in developed countries

MN006 Chemistry of tropical root crops: significance for nutrition and agriculture in the Pacific

Roots crops are a staple food throughout the world’s tropical regions

MN048 Nutrient disorders of sweet potato

This publication is based on a systematic approach to research involving controlled experiments and field surveys in the collaborating Pacific Island nations

MN052 Improving smallholder farming systems in imperata areas of southeast Asia: alternatives to shifting cultivation

The predominant form of land use by smallholders on Imperata grassland is shifting cultivation

MN078 Soil conservation technologies for smallholder farming systems in the Philippine uplands

Human-induced soil erosion and consequent degradation of agricultural land in the Philippines upland is recognised as a major environmental and socioeconomic problem

MN083 How to unravel and solve soil fertility problems

This book provides a way for farmers in developing countries to benefit from scientific knowledge on plant nutrition and soil fertility.

MN109 Community based resource planning - studies from Zimbabwe and northern Australia

This monograph describes research activities and outcomes from the ACIAR funded project ‘Enhanced Resource-Use Planning for Tropical Woodland Agroecosystems’ based in Zimbabwe and northern Australia

MN117 Selecting safer pesticides - integrating risk assessment, monitoring and management of pesticides

This book describes a process to select safer pesticides and to improve the management of pesticide use.

MN121 Planters and their components: types, attributes, functional requirements, classification and description

This manual provides a valuable reference for research and extension personnel engaged in the selection, adaptation and/or construction of complete planters appropriate to specific soil, crop, climate and residue conditions.

MN130 Soil constraints and management package (SCAMP): guidelines for sustainable management of tropical upland soils

This book describes a decision-support framework called the Soil Constraints and Management Package (SCAMP).

MN134 Growing peanuts in Papua New Guinea: a best management practice manual

A best management production manual aimed at the wide spectrum of industry stakeholders interested in growing and marketing peanuts in PNG. It is designed to assist agricultural researchers, extension people, smallholder producers, agricultural consultants and commercial producers by providing information on best management practices that will improve peanut productivity and quality.

MN136 Measuring plant-associated nitrogen fixation in agricultural systems

Nitrogen is one of the key drivers of global agricultural production, with between 150 and 200 million tonnes required each year to produce the world’s food, animal feed and industrial products. Improving the efficiency with which Nitrogen is used in world agriculture is vital to the long-term sustainability of the planet, as gaseous losses contribute to global warming, and leaching and erosion losses to the degradation of watercourses and storages.

PMG017 Partners Magazine June 2004

Partners in Research for Development June 2004 magazine, reporting on the people who help us achieve our goals and those who benefit from better policies, increased productivity and more sustainable agriculture.

PMG020 Partners Magazine April 2005

This edition focuses on ACIAR’s activities in China, reporting on the benefits of ACIAR projects in that country that are helping poor farmers and improving environmental management.

PMG022 Partners Magazine October 2005

ACIAR’s Partners Magazine, October 2005 edition features stories on project activities in South Asia.

PMG033 Partners Magazine March - June 2009

This issue of Partners Magazine highlights the important link between natural resource management and food security. It focuses on ACIAR-supported initiatives and partnerships which are delivering sustainable approaches to agriculture, with examples of projects that demonstrate that environmental sustainability can also help smallholders increase their productivity.

PR002 Proceedings of the international workshop on soils

Proceedings of the international workshop on soils: research to resolve selected problems of soils in the tropics.

PR006 Soil Erosion Management

Soil Erosion Management: Proceedings of a workshop held at PCARRD, Los Banos, Philippines, 1984

PR031 Bacterial wilt of groundnut

These proceedings are the outcome of an ACIAR/ICRISAT joint planning meeting on bacterial wilt disease of groundnut (peanut), held in Malaysia in March 1990

PR041 Sustainable dryland cropping in semi-arid eastern Kenya

Much of sub-Saharan Africa is semi-arid and the burgeoning population depends heavily on small-scale dryland agriculture.

PR063 Matching Trees and Sites

Considerable progress has been made during the last three years in developing databases and analytical methods to answer the questions: What tree will grow where and how well will it grow? These proceedings present the results from a workshop held in Bangkok in April 1995.

PR065 Mineral deficiencies in root crops

Sustainable crop production is dependent on good nutrient management.

PR070 Management of clay soils for rainfed lowland rice-based cropping systems

In Asian countries rice is the most important staple food.

PR072 Sterility in wheat in subtropical Asia

Wheat in subtropical Asia is a potential minor crop although consistently high yields have not yet been achieved.

PR109 Inoculants and nitrogen fixation of legumes in Vietnam

This report covers research carried out in an ACIAR project to increase yields and nitrogen fixation of soybean, groundnut and mungbean in Vietnam through rhizobial inoculation

PR121 Evaluation and performance of permanent raised bed cropping systems in Asia, Australia and Mexico

Permanent raised bed cropping systems are being adopted under a wide range of irrigated and dryland farming conditions.

PR123 Agricultural water management in China

ACIAR has supported collaborative research on water management in agriculture in China for more than 15 years.

PR130 Efficient nutrient use in rice production in Vietnam achieved using inoculant biofertilisers

These proceedings provide a summary of the research outputs of work in Vietnam to assess the significance of a biofertiliser called BioGro, which provides significant benefits for the growth and yield of rice.

PR144 Sustainable Management of Soil in Oil Palm Plantings

Sustainable Management of Soil in Oil Palm Plantings

Proceedings of a workshop held in Medan, Indonesia, 7–8 November 2013

These papers cover a broad range of topics: soil types and properties; water and nutrient cycling; effects of organic residues;
biogeochemical processes; biological processes; monitoring, modelling and assessment, and; synthesis and discussion.
PR144 is a useful resource for scientists and managers throughout the tropics.

TR041 SCUAF version 4: a model to estimate soil changes under agriculture, agroforestry and forestry

SCUAF is a computer model which predicts the effects on soils of specific land use systems under given environmental conditions.

TR066 Modelling minimum residue thresholds for soil conservation benefits in tropical, semi-arid cropping systems

Developing and promoting farming systems that make use of conservation tillage practices in combination with retention of crop residues is a strategy being pursued by many national and international research organisations

TR071 Soil fertility in sweetpotato-based cropping systems in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

This report summarises the results from a pilot study on soil fertility management, and reviews sweetpotato-based cropping systems in the highlands of PNG. It also describes the lessons learnt from survey methodologies used to assess the socioeconomic and biophysical constraints to sweetpotato production in this area.

TR075 Environmental sustainability of oil palm cultivation in Papua New Guinea

The oil palm industry in Papua New Guinea is small by international standards, but very important for the country, underpinning the economies of the provinces where it is mostly grown (West New Gritain, Oro, Milne Bay and New Ireland). An estimated 200,000 people live in households that depend on oil palm as their principal source of income. It is vital for the future livelihoods of these people, and for others living in surrounding areas, that the crop is grown in a way that maintains the ecological integrity of the land and surrounding ecosystems.

WP62 Report on a review of ACIAR-funded projects on Rhizobium during 1983-2004

Rhizobium science and inoculation as a means of facilitating nodulation and nitrogen-fixation of legumes.