Annual Report

Annual Report 2017-18

Date released
19 October 2018
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This is the Annual Report of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) for the year ended 30 June 2018. The report has been prepared in accordance with section 39 of our enabling legislation—Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982, as amended.

Annual performance is reported in compliance with section 39 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

Consistent with section 42 of the PGPA Act, ACIAR has taken steps to ensure the annual financial statements have been prepared in accordance with relevant accounting standards and other requirements prescribed by the PGPA Rule 2014. The audited financial statements are certified by the Australian National Audit Office, as required by section 43 of the PGPA Act. 

This report also highlights the important and ongoing contribution to international agricultural research made by ACIAR staff and commissioned research organisations, to help achieve more productive and sustainable agricultural systems for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.