This project aims to tackle key nutrition bottlenecks to strengthening Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in response to the DFish’s goal to build a foundation for SME growth in the hybrid grouper sector in Vietnam.
Hybrid grouper farming is the most profitable marine fish aquaculture sector in Vietnam, involving over 400 hybrid grouper hatchery operators and growout farmers. The Directorate of Fisheries aims to increase SMEs in marine aquaculture and considers the lucrative hybrid grouper sector a prime candidate for this strategy.
This project aims to provide guidance on possible partners and commissioned organisations that can effectively and appropriately be engaged to work within ACIAR research projects focused primarily on upland agricultural issues in Myanmar, and to explore potential research and development pathways with non-government agencies.
Arrangements for joint agricultural research and development investments in partner countries, between in-country organisations and Australia, occasionally need to adapt to rapidly changing governance arrangements.
This project aims to identify and review options, opportunities and risks for brackish aquaculture in the southern Indus Basin, as a potentially transformative adaptation strategy for areas affected by salinity.
Salinity problems in Pakistan’s agriculture have been apparent since 1892, and much work has been done over the years, largely adopting engineering approaches to the problem.
This project aims to conduct a detailed scoping study in Vanuatu to develop a third party verified voluntary sustainable certification program for key commodities in Vanuatu that recognises and compensates for the non-commodity outputs of sustainable farming systems and agritourism.
Voluntary certification offers a potential avenue to add value to the non-commodity outputs that traditional agricultural systems in Vanuatu provide by facilitating increased access to environmentally conscious consumers in high value local and global markets.
This project aims to establish the strengthened networks, integrated governance and policy, and diagnostic framework required to implement an Integrated Livelihoods Approach (ILA).
Livelihood improvement projects are often sectoral, missing cumulative impacts and feedbacks between sectors and livelihoods. They also tend to focus on individuals and households, missing broader-scale diversification opportunities and outcomes.
This project aims to refine a standardised methodology for response assessment for the sustainable management of land, water, and soils in the Philippines.
The recent ACIAR project, SLAM/2020/138, brought together Australian expertise to develop the Comprehensive Framework of Response Assessment. This framework aligns with the 2021 FAO decadal report on the State of Land and Water (SOLAW), and is expected to act as a central component in SOLAW-Live, an initiative being led by FAO.
This project aims to sustain and/or enhance basin scale agricultural production and food security by better water management in the Indus basin.
Pakistan manages the world’s largest continuous irrigation system, the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS). This system, which is under increasing pressure from population growth and climate change, provides water, energy and food security for the nation.
This project aims to identify opportunities for strengthening Indonesia’s agricultural innovation system to better enable transformation of the agricultural sector in support of more profitable small scale enterprises and food security for Indonesia’s growing population.
Indonesia is in the final stage of a 20-year economic development plan (2005–25) which focuses on infrastructure development, human resource development, ease of investment, bureaucratic reform and better-targeted spending of the national budget toward health care and education. As part of this p
This project aims to identify Pacific ‘hot spots’ where climate change and post COVID-19 food impacts will be most severe and where communities may be most ready to consider how they want to and can transform.
The project will also explore novel integrated coastal production systems that could close the food gap while also being suitable for the degree of climate change coming in the near future.