Our support to the East and South-East Asia region is focused on strong bilateral relationships with individual countries, including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, 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 Office, Philippines 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
Bacteria Enteropathy & Nutrition in infants and children in Timor–Leste through a One Health approach
Livestock enhancement through ECOHEALTH/ ONEHEALTH assessment in South-East Asia (LiveHealth)
Developing strategies to reduce brucellosis transmission in Timor-Leste based on One Health collaboration
Investigating and developing interventions to mitigate food borne parasitic disease in production animals in Lao PDR
Asian Chicken Genetic Gains (AsCGG): A platform for testing, delivering, and improving chickens for enhanced livelihood outcomes in South-East Asia
Improving adoption and scaling of proven beef production technologies in Nusa Tenggara Barat and Kalimantan Selatan
Evaluating zoonotic malaria transmission and agricultural and forestry land use in Indonesia (ZOOMAL)