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
Assessment of the capacity and sustainability of Pacific Agricultural Chemistry Laboratories
Better soil and land information for improving PNG’s agricultural production and integrated land use planning – building a revitalised PNGRIS2
Adopting a gender-inclusive participatory approach to reducing horticultural food loss in the Pacific
Finding a genetic basis for oil palm responses to Basal Stem Rot in a long term infected block
Strengthened surveillance for vector-borne zoonotic and livestock diseases in Papua New Guinea
Towards more profitable and sustainable mabé pearl and shell-based livelihoods in the western Pacific
Improving root crop resilience and biosecurity in Pacific Island Countries and Australia
A farm planning approach to increase productivity and profitability of smallholder cattle systems in Vanuatu
Enhanced fruit systems for Tonga and Samoa (Phase 2): Community based citrus production
Innovating fish-based livelihoods in the community economies of Timor-Leste and Solomon Islands
Optimising soil management and health in Papua New Guinea integrated cocoa farming systems – Phase 2
Development of a third party verified voluntary sustainable certification program for beef and other key commodities in Vanuatu
Landcare - an agricultural extension and community development model at district and national scale in Fiji
Coconut and other non-traditional forest resources for the manufacture of Engineered Wood Products
Sectoral analysis and investment requirements for improving Fiji and Samoa small ruminant sector
Improving nutrition through women’s and men’s engagement across the seaweed food chain in Kiribati and Samoa
Promoting smallholder teak and sandalwood plantations in Papua New Guinea and Australia
Improving agricultural development opportunities for female smallholders in rural Solomon Islands
Enhancing private sector-led development of the canarium industry in Papua New Guinea (Phase 2)
Gender equitable agricultural extension through institutions and youth engagement in Papua New Guinea
Agriculture and fisheries for improved nutrition: integrated agri-food system analyses for the Pacific region
Protecting the coffee industry from Coffee Berry Borer in Papua New Guinea and Australia
Increasing the productivity and profitability of smallholder beekeeping enterprises in PNG and Fiji
Safeguarding and deploying coconut diversity for improving livelihoods in the Pacific islands
Drug sensitive and resistant tuberculosis and zoonotic infections as causes of lymphadenitis in 2 provinces in Papua New Guinea
Climate Smart Agriculture opportunities for enhanced food production in Papua New Guinea
Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific Islands
Climate-smart landscapes for promoting sustainability of Pacific Island agricultural systems
Aligning genetic resources, production and post-harvest systems to market opportunities for Pacific island and Australian cocoa
Sustaining soil fertility in support of intensification of sweetpotato cropping systems