Our support to the Pacific focuses on reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in agriculture, forestry and fisheries with Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The ACIAR regional strategy focuses on projects in biosecurity, climate resilient livelihoods, and opportunities for stronger agribusiness development in fisheries, forestry, crops and soil and land management. Read more about our Papua New Guinea Country Office.
- Improving food and nutritional security due to the high prevalence of nutrition-related diseases.
- Understanding and addressing the impacts of climate change on food systems resilience and livelihood security.
- Strengthening regional biosecurity through trade protocols and individual and institutional capacity.
- Enabling inter-country collaboration through regional projects, capacity-building, and supporting a stronger forum for exchange of ideas and experiences.
- Implementing a long-term capacity-building program targeted at building skills in the sciences related to agriculture.
Active projects by program area
Adopting a gender-inclusive participatory approach to reducing horticultural food loss in the Pacific
Improving root crop resilience and biosecurity in Pacific Island Countries and Australia
Enhanced fruit systems for Tonga and Samoa (Phase 2): Community based citrus production
Protecting the coffee industry from Coffee Berry Borer in Papua New Guinea and Australia
Safeguarding and deploying coconut diversity for improving livelihoods in the Pacific islands
Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific Islands
Aligning genetic resources, production and post-harvest systems to market opportunities for Pacific island and Australian cocoa