This project is based on from the SRA LPS/2016/021 Assessment of Markets and Production Constraints to Small Ruminant Farming in the Pacific, which aimed to understand current small ruminant (SR) production and marketing, the demand for SR meat, and to identify the current institutional support and research needed for developing profitable smallholder SR production in key Pacific Island Countries (PIC).
Small ruminants (sheep and goats, SR) are an entry point into livestock ownership, with potential as regular income producing enterprises for the rural poor in developing c
This project aims to enhance income-generating opportunities for goat raising households in Lao PDR through the development of productive, environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable and gender sensitive production systems accessing high-demand markets in Vietnam.
Goat numbers in Lao PDR have increased dramatically in recent years although population estimates vary greatly. The last Laos Agricultural Census in 2010/11 estimated goat numbers to be 215,600 while current estimates of the current goat population range up to 550,000.
This projects aims to improve the livelihoods of women and marginal farmers by out-scaling smart, efficient irrigation and agricultural practices through farmer collectives, in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
This project will explore the links between farm-scale water saving practices and wider hydrological impacts, and develop options for sustainable groundwater management for irrigated crop production in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP).
Irrigation in the EGP is predominantly based on groundwater. In recent years, there is evidence that groundwater levels are falling in some areas of the region, particularly in the northwest of Bangladesh.
This project aims to inform distribution / extension pathways for a new pest management technology, based on a form of silica known as synthetic amorphous silica (SAS), to small landholders in Tanzania.
The proposed research activity will focus on understanding the range of insect pests for which SAS can demonstrate a level of control. In addition, this data will be collated as a first step towards product registration.
This project aims to limit Coffee Berry Borer damage and protect the coffee industry by managing Coffee Berry Borer infestations with world’s best practices and to find long-term sustainable IPM solutions.
Coffee is one of the most important crops in Papua New Guinea and is a major source of income to more than 2.5 million people.
This project aims to quantify the extent and intensity of serious constraints and problems affecting the production of coffee and black pepper in Central Highlands in order to improve the sustainability and productivity of the farming systems and value chains of these commodities in Gia Lai, Dak Nong and Dak Lak provinces.
Coffee and black pepper production in the Central Highlands of Vietnam are threatened by a range of issues related to inefficient and unsustainable production practices, declining soil health and increasing pest and disease pressures, resulting in declining pr
This project aims to inform and engage policy makers for forest plantations in Lao PDR and Viet Nam to improve regional and national economic impacts of forest plantations.
Governments in Lao PDR and Viet Nam aim for national development through building human capacity, developing industry and sustaining the environment. Forest plantations play a key role in achieving these development aims, and both countries have policies to increase plantation areas to support national goals.
This project is part of the DFAT/ACIAR-funded Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) program, and is contributing to a better understanding of the food-energy-water nexus in West Bengal.
The Indian state of West Bengal is the largest rice and vegetable producing state in India, consisting of 7.1 million farm families of which 96% are small and marginal farmers, with average land holding of only 0.77 ha.