Nesbitt H., Erskine W., da Cruz C.J. and Moorhead A. (eds)
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.
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.
Webb M.J., Nelson P.N., Bessou C., Caliman, J.-P. and Sutarta E.S. (eds).
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.
South-central coastal Vietnam is a region where research to underpin profitable but sustainable crop and livestock production systems benefits from Australian–Vietnamese collaboration. The research described in these proceedings was designed as a multidisciplinary venture linked with national research institutes, including provincially based research and extension departments.
ACIAR works closely with policymakers in our partner countries to optimise the impact of its research-for-development investments. A policy dialogue on rice futures in the Mekong region was held at the end of ACIAR’s 5-year Rice-based Systems Research program. These proceedings comprise the papers presented at the dialogue and synopses of the panel discussions. They emphasise that technical solutions alone are insufficient for improving the productivity and profitability of rice-based farming systems.
PNG is extremely diverse, both geographically and culturally, and the sociocultural environment surrounding its agricultural and livestock systems is complex. ACIAR has invested strongly in socioeconomic research in PNG to gain a better understanding of how livelihood improvements can be made.
Jill E. Gready, Simon A. Dwyer and John R. Evans (eds)
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.
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.
James Young, Luzia Rast, Suon Sothoeun and Peter Windsor (eds)
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.
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