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Our support to the East and South-East Asia region is focused on strong bilateral relationships with individual countries, including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, The Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

ACIAR work in the region is underpinned by common trends to create opportunities for greater regional cooperation and trilateral collaboration in research. Read more about our China Country Office, Indonesia Country OfficePhilippines Country Office, Timor-​Leste Country Office and Vietnam Country Office.

East and South-East Asia priorities

  • Capitalising on market opportunities that can transform smallholder systems as the region undergoes rapid urbanisation and globalisation of agrifood chains.
  • Challenging issues related to acute poverty, requiring very specific targeting for research collaboration.
  • Understanding and addressing the impacts of climate change on food systems and livelihood security.
  • Greater regional cooperation and trilateral collaboration in research between ACIAR and partner countries in the region.

Active projects by program area