This project is contributing to improving the state of knowledge of the risks and opportunities from climate change in the Pacific and will seek to develop innovative decision-making tools that can map transformational options at a regional level to allow exploration and planning for future food systems.
As global temperatures approach 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, and 2.0C by 2100, the impact of climate change on the Pacific region will accelerate. Local food systems – agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and aquaculture – will be drastically affected.
This project aims to identify the potential of various management practices to decrease the immediate and rapid soil carbon loss during land clearing and for management activities for farming immediately following clearing
Indonesia has 10% of the world’s tropical rainforests and 36% of its tropical peatlands. Tropical peatlands are wet and swampy forested environments with soil that can hold up to twenty times more carbon than most other types of mineral soil.
This project aims to increase the capacities of Ethiopian measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) entities for MRV of low-emission livestock development.
Ethiopia is addressing climate change through its Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy. CRGE has been integrated into national development planning and is the basis for Ethiopia’s NDC. Livestock is one of seven priority areas. Targeted livestock interventions include improving productivity, promoting low-emission livestock types (i.e.
This project will initiate a second phase of Virtual Irrigation Academy (VIA), to develop the system from its current function of monitoring water and solutes, to a water learning and governance platform that can support the needs of smallholder farmers and address the information deficits at scheme to national levels.
Approximately 20% of the world’s cultivated land is irrigated, producing high value crops, nutritional diversity, rural employment and about 40% of global food requirements. However, irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has failed to live up to its potential.
This project aimed to develop capabilities in inclusive agribusiness research, leadership and collaboration with selected researchers, policy makers and private sector managers in the Philippines
The agribusiness masterclass has been a long-running ACIAR program that aims to build market and value chain research capacity in-country.
This project aims to identify priority research, development and collaboration opportunities for sustainable, inclusive and competitive coffee and black pepper value chains in the three target provinces of the Central Highlands of Vietnam
In conjunction with ACIAR project SLAM/2018/209, this project is collecting baseline information and undertaking a situation analysis of the Robusta coffee and black pepper agribusiness contexts.
This project aims to explore the opportunities for sustainable development of groundwater resources within the three major aquifer typologies of Southern Laos for improved livelihoods and climate resilience.
Earlier ACIAR research, particularly LWR/2010/081, examined opportunities to sustainably develop groundwater in Laos to enhance food security, livelihoods and support climate resilient farming systems. The research found substantial promise for groundwater development in Laos.
This project aims to identify critical factors that promote or impede demand-driven uptake of forages by smallholders involved in cattle production to provide ACIAR and country governments recommendations for future investments in forage research and development.
ACIAR has supported livestock research programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam to develop more productive, profitable and sustainable livestock systems over many years.
This project aims to understand key soil constraints in the Nyaung Shwe township area of the Shan State and implement on-farm research trials to address soil fertility decline and soil erosion impacting on the Inle Lake catchment