This project aims to increase farmer income, systems productivity and food security by delivering high-yielding, disease and pest resistant mungbean varieties to smallholder farmers
Declining crop yields, increased agricultural risks, diminishing soil fertility and environmental degradation are some of the main challenges which continue to threaten societal goals of improving food, income and nutrition security especially in smallholder farming.
This project aims to characterise the populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm, FAW) in crop production systems of South-East Asia and Northern Australia as the first step towards developing long-term management options.
This is a small project aimed at foundational research activities necessary for potentially scoping future research steps. There is a focus on two key areas. Firstly, understanding which FAW management options that are currently being used successfully in other parts of the world may apply to SEA farming systems.
This project aimed to quantitatively evaluate the possible outcomes of applying a new economic growth model in Vietnam during the 2021-2030 decade with a vision towards 2050.
Rapid economic growth and escaping the middle-income trap are a top-priority objective of Vietnam. The country has adopted a ‘dual economy’ model where some geographical regions and economic sectors have been prioritized, and they can have a higher level of development compared to the rest of the economy.
This project aims to undertake a targeted assessment to explore opportunities for the implementation of conservation agriculture and sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems as a transformational adaptation to climate change in selected countries of the Pacific.
This project aims to undertake a landscape analysis of the Philippines smallholder dairy industry and develop a series of research priorities which will include potential research partners for a future ACIAR project.
The Philippines has a population of 108 million people with studies estimating 53% of the population to be moderately to severely food insecure. However, with high economic growth and an emerging middle class, this is changing, particular in regards to food consumption.
This project aims to create greater policy awareness of the future issues and a greater collaboration between policy and research on using new approaches to support transformation of food systems.
This project builds upon two earlier projects. The first one, completed in March 2020, mapped the food systems in the EGP and explored the major trends, drivers of change, and uncertainties in the system in a series of 9 Status Reports for the Bangladesh, India and Nepal with a focus on the EGP region.
This project aimed to build climate-resilient farming systems that use water efficiently and sustainably. Our meta review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of water adaptation responses in reducing climate-related risks, and from this, develop an overview framework to support future adaptation designs.
Water insecurity is the first visible and palpable manifestation of climate change experienced on an everyday basis by billions of people.
This project aims to introduce a robust, science based inclusive management regime for Culture Based Fishery of giant freshwater prawn (GFP) and finfish species in Sri Lankan reservoirs.
Projected outcomes will be: improved facets of the supply chain that will ensure long term sustainability and equity; improved productivity, profitability and incomes of male and female fishers; and positive impacts on overall rural wellbeing.