This project aims to target barriers to private sector investment in the canarium industry by improving supply, further enhancing efficiencies in the production and processing systems and further developing both domestic and export markets for processed galip nuts
This project is adapting and applying the gender-inclusive Family Farm Teams model for institutions (churches) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to empower women and youth in agriculture.
In PNG, women smallholders undertake the major labour in farming whilst also fulfilling valued social roles such as family care. However, women face significant barriers in agriculture, including very few opportunities to access agricultural training and unequal gendered family roles in labour and decision making.
This project aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity and productivity of agriculture in the rainfed areas of five districts in southern Andhra Pradesh, India.
The project will focus on three components:
Climate resilient production systems, which aim to increase the resilience of crop and livestock production systems to drought and provide farmers with information on adequate supplementary irrigation (locally called protective irrigation), improve soil fertility, irrigation efficiency, diversify cropping systems, and improve livestock productivity.
The project ultimately aims to develop research methods than can be used to determine the overall effectiveness of the fish pass facilities.
Productive fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) will be negatively impacted if all planned large-scale mainstem hydropower dams are completed. There are presently nine large hydropower dams scheduled for the mainstem of the Mekong River in Lao PDR, and two more in Cambodia that have divided public opinion.
This project aims to inform and improve the future of food systems in the EGP region and to strengthen local capacities for scenario-based foresight exercises through training, mentoring and supporting a learning-by-doing approach.
The challenges for the food, energy and water security and the transformational opportunities in the EGP provide a rich context for undertaking foresight exercises for food systems. The EGP has the highest density of farmers, farm labourers and consumers in the world. The region is experiencing rapid economic transformation.
This project is enhancing smallholder livelihoods and economic development across South East Asia by addressing the rapidly evolving cassava disease constraints affecting farmers in the region and improving the resilience of cassava production systems and value chains.
Throughout South East Asia, cassava has become an important crop in terms of both rural livelihoods and economic development.
This project aims to deliver new genotypes of common bean with 30% shorter cooking time, 15% higher iron and 10% higher zinc content than current varieties, and to train African plant breeders in a new rapid method of plant breeding based on optimal mating designs.
Long cooking times (between one to three hours) of the common bean is a disincentive to consumption since it demands large amounts of water, fuel and time.
This project is analysing Pacific agri-food systems to promote healthier, more diverse diets for people.
The Pacific food system is failing to provide the people of the region with nutritious food. The many paradoxes of apparently abundant fish, vegetables and root crops with poor public health outcomes presents a significant challenge for policy makers.
This project aims to improve the productivity and profitability of smallholder beekeeping production and create opportunities for the participation of women and families in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Despite recent setbacks from mite infestations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and a major cyclone in Fiji, enterprises based on beekeeping offer many opportunities for smallholder farmers. In both countries there is strong domestic demand for honey with potential for the export of honey and beeswax.