ACIAR Research Portal

Here you will find a wide range of information and data related to ACIAR's collaborative programs and projects.

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Australia is a world leader in biosecurity and ACIAR, as Australia’s specialist international agricultural research agency, continues to provide research to help understand and address threats to food security from transboundary plant, forest, animal, aquatic and zoonotic pests and diseases.

Aik Saath - ACIAR's program in Pakistan

ACIAR's program in Pakistan, also known as Aik Saath aims to achieve more productive and sustainable agricultural systems, for the benefit of both Pakistan and Australia, through research partnerships.

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This program aims to significantly improve beef production and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across five provinces in Indonesia.

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Transformative Agriculture and Enterprise Development Program (TADEP)

The Transformative Agriculture and Enterprise Development Program (TADEP) is a multidisciplinary research program that aims to improve the livelihoods of rural men and women in Papua New Guinea. The program is co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Mobile Acquired Data (MAD)

MAD technologies can provide feedback to end users (e.g. farmers) allowing better relationships with communities and greater research impact.

Digitisation of paper-based surveys provides an opportunity to renew discussions on research design.

Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP)

SDIP aims to improve the management of water, energy and food resources in three Himalayan river basins (Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra), focussing on benefits for women and girls.

Eastern Indonesia Agribusiness Development Opportunities (EI-ADO)

EI-ADO (Analysing Agribusiness Development Opportunities in Eastern Indonesia) is a series of agribusiness value chain studies funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The Australian International Food Security Research Centre (AIFSRC)

This program's goal was to help smallholder farmers and other poor households access sufficient, accessible and nutritious food.

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Gender Equity

ACIAR's agricultural research with partner countries reflects our commitment to improving gender equity and empowerment of women and girls, which is critical for progressing many other Sustainable Development Goals, including reducing poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

Rapid Cooking Bean Project
Rapid Cooking Bean Project

This project aims to deliver new genotypes of common bean with 30% shorter cooking time, 15% higher iron and 10% higher zinc content than current varieties, and to train African plant breeders in a new rapid method of plant breeding based on optimal mating designs. 

Cassava Value Chain and Livelihood Program
Cassava Value Chain and Livelihood Program

The program analyses the socio-economic conditions under which improved technology and market booms in commercial crops such as cassava can be harnessed to increase the profitability and sustainability of smallholder farming systems in Mainland Southeast Asia and thereby contribute to poverty reduction.