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.
This project aims to form a sophisticated understanding of the barriers to coconut replanting, and develop potential solutions that overcome these barriers to the satisfaction of smallholders.
Against the backdrop of increasing demand for coconut, it is estimated that well over 50% of the 1.3 million coconut trees in the Pacific are ‘senile’ or ‘unproductive’. The future of coconut production and the livelihoods it supports critically depends on replanting, which provides an opportunity not only to sustain production, but to increase it from its baseline through the introdu
This project aims to determine the most strategic gaps to fill in four developing country inventory systems and the detailed activities needed to do so for Fiji and Vietnam in ways that support long-term capacity-building in all countries involved as well as effective south-south collaboration and learning.
The longer-term goal is to ensure that inventory systems are sustainable and sufficiently detailed and targeted in order to enable policies and markets that could contribute to mitigation while also benefitting small-scale producers.
This project aims to use novel social and political science approaches to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted wet markets across the Indo-Pacific, focusing on three case study countries: Vietnam, Kenya and the Philippines.
As responses to the pandemic continue to develop, they reveal deep vulnerabilities in food systems at local, national and regional levels, including access to animal source foods. The animal origins of COVID-19 have once again placed concerns about zoonotic diseases into the global policy limelight.
This project aims to identify and improve the transferability of agricultural skills and knowledge between Australia and the Pacific and support innovative skills and knowledge transfer for climate change adaptation in agriculture.
Pacific Island food production systems are highly exposed to multiple socio-economic and environmental risks. Since the 1980s, the region has experienced substantial declines in domestic fresh vegetable production, paralleled by increases in low-nutrient and high-calorie food.