Professor Barbara Pamphilon is a co-convenor of the ‘Seeds of change’ conference. She spoke to Partners recently about her ongoing work in PNG and its likely extension into other Pacific regions.
ACIAR’s country offices are an important link with in-country partner agencies and play an important role in the development of the ACIAR gender strategy.
Significant steps towards gender equality have opened up new opportunities for women. ACIAR is contributing by supporting talented women to pursue careers in agricultural research.
ACIAR has had an enduring focus on capacity building, but that focus is intensifying with several initiatives in 2019.
Helping PNG’s smallholders think of their farms as a family business improves their finances, shares the load more equitably and leads to better outcomes for men and women.
From producing and selling their "galip nuts" product at local markets, these women from East New Britain are now working in partnerships to increase their volume and expand markets.
ACIAR livestock projects funded in Pakistan over the past decade have had one clear objective — improve the productivity and profitability of smallholder dairy farms.
Developing leadership skills and career development for agricultural scientists and policymakers - particularly women scientists in Asia and the Pacific - are key themes of ACIAR’s renewed capacity building program.