This project is partnering Indonesian and Australian researchers to evaluate monkey to human transmission of malaria parasites across Indonesia, specifically Plasmodium knowlesi.
Little is known about the transmission of P. knowlesi in Indonesia, however in Malaysia changes in agricultural and forestry land use have been linked to increasing numbers of cases of zoonotic malaria (malaria spread between animals and people), particularly affecting farmers and plantation workers.
The aim of this project is to understand the nature, drivers and consequences of rural transformation in order to design changes in the institutions, policies and investments (IPIs) which support success.
All developing countries experience rural transformation, that is ‘a process of comprehensive societal change whereby rural societies diversify their economies and reduce their reliance on agriculture; become dependent on distant places to trade and to acquire goods, services, and ideas; move from dispersed villages to towns and small and medium cities; and become cul
This project aims to facilitate opportunities for equitable and effective agricultural development for Solomon Islands female smallholder farmers and their families.
Female smallholder farmers in rural Solomon Islands face barriers to access to agricultural training, community decision-making and economic development.
Developing and testing inclusive institutional arrangements and supporting a targeted public information campaign to restore artesian pressure in the Central Dry Zone (CDZ) of Myanmar as well as addressing inequities between water users to enhance equitable impact
Some 10.12 million people reside in the CDZ of Myanmar. Around 43% live in poverty and 40-50% of the rural population is landless. Most land owners are small holder/marginal farmers. The extreme variability and intensity of dry season rainfall are major constraints to rural livelihoods.
This project aims to enhance the integrated management of antimicrobial resistance through existing national structures, resulting in sustainability and improved health outcomes in Fiji.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognised as the most urgent emerging threat to human and animal health today. The consequence is the evolution of ‘superbugs’ that do not respond to standard treatments and therefore cause infections that cannot be treated or contained.
This project aims to increase production and profitability of saline affected crop production systems in the Mekong Delta and to create a capacity legacy to enable these systems to adapt to ongoing climate change.
Climate change induced sea level rise and changes to seasonal rainfall patterns has resulted in decreased fresh water availability and saline intrusion during the dry season in the Mekong River Delta which is occupied by 75% of agricultural land.
This project aims to characterise how management practices shape the microbiome and affect the susceptibility of bananas to Fusarium wilt by increasing the understanding of host-pathogen-microbiome interactions.
Fusarium wilt of bananas has become widespread throughout South-East Asia. The disease is threatening smallholder banana production in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and more recently Laos.
This project aims to support transitional arrangements for passing on the hosting of the COGENT Program from Bioversity International to ICC and establishing COGENT on a sustainable basis.
Five international coconut collections (international coconut genebanks (ICGs)) have been established in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. These and many of the 19 national coconut collections are poorly conserved and suffering from genetic erosion.
This project aims to promote the use of an evidence-based approach to strategic planning for the agricultural sector, leading to superior longer-term outcomes for Vietnamese agriculture.
Over the recent decades, Vietnamese agriculture has performed remarkably well and has has recorded growth rates of 3-4 percent per annum. Vietnamese agriculture has been striving to improve its creation of added value, and towards greater integration in international markets.