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The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is the Australian Government’s specialist agricultural research-for-development agency within the Australian aid program.

We fund Australian agricultural researchers and connect them with the developing world to build a more food-secure future. We invest in projects that achieve productive and sustainable agriculture and bring food, nutrition and income to smallholder farmers and their families.

We have a strong presence throughout the Indo-Pacific region, developing local research partnerships to reduce poverty and improve food security.

Our vision

ACIAR looks to a world where poverty has been reduced and the livelihoods of many improved through more productive and sustainable agriculture emerging from collaborative international research.

Our mission

To achieve more productive and sustainable agricultural systems for the benefit of developing countries and Australia through international agricultural research partnerships.

2019-20 at a glance

infographics summary of investments, research projects, and engagement with alumni and partner countries and organisations

*Based on analysis by the Centre for International Economics of 169 bilateral projects covered in 56 Impact Assessment studies (2019).

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