This project aims to expand resources for the production of improved teak seed, and to set up trials to demonstrate the potential benefits from use of tissue culture to multiply elite genetic material.
The planting of forest trees by small holder farmers in Laos provides opportunities to secure long-term financial returns with relatively low inputs compared to other potential land uses. The Lao PDR government has set ambitious targets for the restoration of forest cover in Laos, with the objective of achieving 70% forest cover in 2020.
This project aims to assess the potential to ‘close the loop’ in Pacific Island agriculture by converting domestic and agricultural wastewater into a stable, pathogen-free, organic fertiliser.
Agricultural communities throughout the Pacific Islands are reliant on expensive imported fertilisers. Ironically, nutrient-rich domestic wastewaters are discharged into groundwater and coastal lagoons where they degrade water quality and impact human health.
This project aims to contribute to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) led SOLAW21 report by providing a strong comprehensive response framework for better understanding the effectiveness of technical, Institutional and policy responses to mitigate and adapt to land, soil and water degradation.
The scale of benefits of this project will be global as well as regional.
This project aims to understand Myanmar’s export/domestic market opportunities to strengthen the complete value chain and benefit smallholder farmers.
Pulses are one of Myanmar’s most important crop groups with respect to production and exports. Myanmar’s pulses sector is currently vulnerable to market fluctuations given its heavy reliance on India and China as trade partners. Market development is critical to shifting the pulses sector to become demand-driven, identifying untapped or underutilised markets as well as value addition opportunities.
This project will generate practical insights and actionable recommendations for how ACIAR programs can better integrate cutting-edge agricultural practice change and community engagement praxis.
The project will first review the extensive peer-reviewed literature from the Mekong region in order to create a framework that compares different models and approaches and their strengths and weaknesses. This will be done for both the fields of public health and agricultural extension in order to explore areas for cross-disciplinary learning.
This project aims to contribute to improved passive animal health surveillance in Timor-Leste, which will have downstream impacts on both trade and livelihoods in the country.
This will be achieved through capacity building exercises that span the detection and reporting of disease in the field, through to laboratory diagnostic workflows and reporting, using a case study approach to the topical and important syndrome of mortality of young pigs.
This project aims to explore the potential and set the necessary conditions for the formation of a multi-donor Regional African Swine Fever (ASF) Socioeconomic and Livelihood Impact Analysis (SELIA) Fund.
First reported in China in August 2018 and now in twelve Asian countries, African Swine Fever (ASF) is a severe viral disease for which there is currently no vaccine.
This project is looking at opportunities to improve collaboration between human and animal health sectors and to use incentive-based regulation to intervene in veterinary markets in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam to improve health security outcomes.
The need to further develop One Health approaches in the Mekong region is urgent and exemplified by the current outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) and previous outbreaks of avian influenzas that have spread to human populations.