Our support to the South Asia region is strongly focused on regional research collaboration with Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The ACIAR regional strategy focuses on communities, production systems and resource management which look to identify appropriate reform policy, increase adoption of technology, improve productivity and livelihoods in marginalised communities and improve productivity of crop, livestock, forestry and fisheries systems. Read more about our Pakistan Country Office.
South Asia priorities
- Understanding and addressing the impacts of climate change on food systems and livelihood security.
- Developing sustainable and equitable water management systems at the farm, community and institutional level.
- Intensifying cropping systems, climate resilience and soil and water management issues.
- Embedding security and a high degree of caution in all programs and projects.
Active projects by program area
Policy-Research Interface Mediation and Enabling (PRIME) Workshop: Climate Adaptation and Inclusive Development in the Agricultural Sector for South Asia
Assessment of the adoption and adaptation of conservation agriculture and direct seeded rice in South and South-East Asia
Developing food loss reduction pathways through smart business practices in mango and tomato value chains in Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Improving smallholder well-being through participation in modern value chains: sustaining future growth in the Pakistan citrus industry
Accelerating genetic gain in wheat through hybrid breeding in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Pakistan
Managing wheat blast in Bangladesh: identification and introgression of wheat blast resistance for rapid varietal development and dissemination
Improved productivity, efficiency and sustainability of the culture-based fishery for finfish and giant freshwater prawn in Sri Lankan reservoirs
Understanding the drivers of successful and inclusive rural regional transformation: Sharing experiences and policy advice in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Pakistan
Enhancing farm-household management decision-making for increased productivity in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
Strengthening vegetable value chains in Pakistan for greater community livelihood benefits
Incorporating salt-tolerant wheat and pulses into smallholder farming systems in southern Bangladesh
Increasing productivity and profitability of pulse production in cereal based cropping systems in Pakistan