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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (http://aciar.gov.au)

Improving silvicultural and economic outcomes for community timber plantations in Solomon Islands by interplanting with Flueggea flexuosa and other Pacific agroforestry species

Final report for project [FST/2007/020] Improving silvicultural and economic outcomes for community timber plantations in Solomon Islands by interplanting with Flueggea flexuosa and other Pacific agroforestry species
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Improved silvicultural management of Endospermum medullosum (whitewood) for enhanced plantation forestry outcomes in Vanuatu

Final Report for project FST/2005/089: Improved silvicultural management of Endospermum medullosum (whitewood) for enhanced plantation forestry outcomes in Vanuatu
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Food security in East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries and territories

Research funded by ACIAR is largely directed towards attaining food security. This report documents the food security issues in three of ACIAR’s focus areas: East Timor, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. The studies help identify which probl… Continue reading

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Vanuatu sandalwood

ACIAR has supported research into the growing and marketing of sandalwood in Vanuatu. This guide provides practical advice on how to grow sandalwood, including site and host selection, spacing, weeding, disease management, pruning and harvesting. Sand… Continue reading

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ACIAR’s ‘Partners’ magazine special feature on PNG agriculture

This edition of Partners features a special report on Papua New Guinea (PNG), Australia’s nearest neighbour. Many of the stories were photographed and written by Paul Jones, a photojournalist who has worked for leading newspapers in Australia and th… Continue reading

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Improving women’s business acumen in PNG: working with women smallholders in horticulture

Final report for project ASEM/2009/042, Improving women’s business acumen in PNG: working with women smallholders in horticulture
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Oil palm pathways: an analysis of ACIAR’s oil palm projects in Papua New Guinea

ACIAR has funded a range of oil palm projects in PNG. This report examines the pathways through which ACIAR’s portfolio of oil palm projects, in particular the socioeconomic and biocontrol clusters – have delivered benefits to the community.

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Opportunities for the smallholder sandalwood industry in Vanuatu

Sandalwood is one of the world’s most valuable forest products. However, much of the wild-sourced sandalwood has been overharvested. The Vanuatu Government has been implementing measures to foster the sustainable use of sandalwood, including control… Continue reading

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Domestication and commercialisation of Canarium indicum in PNG

Final Report for project FST/2004/055 – Domestication and commercialisation of Canarium indicum in Papua New Guinea
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Development of winged oyster pearl industry in Tonga

Final report for project FIS/2006/172, Development of winged oyster pearl industry in Tonga
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Partners Magazine 30th Anniversary (June 2012)

The June 2012 edition of Partners Magazine celebrates 30 years of achievements, drawing on and reprinting past articles to retell some of our best stories. It also tells the history of ACIAR through the eyes of some former employees as well as contri… Continue reading

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Researcher honoured for dedication to Timor-Leste agriculture

On 11 June 2012 long-time ACIAR collaborator Rob Williams was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for service to overseas humanitarian aid projects, particularly through the ACIAR/AusAID-funded ‘Seeds of Life’ Program in Timor-Leste.
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Control of Asian honey bees in Solomon Islands

Final Report for project [PC/2004/030] Control of Asian honey bees in Solomon Islands
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ACIAR fisheries program project profiles 2012

The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security.

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Nurturing Pacific and Indigenous aquaculture

A session on aquaculture development by Pacific Islanders and Indigenous Australians is being sponsored by ACIAR at the Australasian Aquaculture 2012 conference in Melbourne on Thursday 3 May 2012.
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