Category Archives: ACIAR

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

Processing of Canarium indicum nuts: adapting and refining techniques to benefit farmers in the South Pacific

Final Report for project FST/2006/048,Processing of Canarium indicum nuts: adapting and refining techniques to benefit farmers in the South Pacific
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Improving value and marketability of coconut wood

Final Report for project FST/2004/054, Improving value and marketability of coconut wood
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A review of the use of portable sawmills in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Final Report for project [FST/2003/049] A review of the use of portable sawmills in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
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Freshwater prawn aquaculture in the Pacific region: improving culture stock quality and nutrition in Fiji

Final report for project FIS/2005/108 Freshwater prawn aquaculture in the Pacific region: improving culture stock quality and nutrition in Fiji
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ACIAR’S forestry research in Pacific island countries

Forests and trees have great cultural significance for Pacific island people and provide many benefits for subsistence and livelihoods. In some of the Pacific island countries, such as Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, forests have also been commercia… Continue reading

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Improving resilience and adaptive capacity of fisheries-dependent communities in Solomon Islands

Final report for project FIS/2007/116, Improving resilience and adaptive capacity of fisheries-dependent communities in Solomon Islands
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ACIAR Project FIS/2002/074 summary: Capacity development to monitor, analyse and report on Indonesian tuna fisheries

Project summary for project FIS/2002/074: Capacity development to monitor, analyse and report on Indonesian tuna fisheries
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Volunteering opportunities

Ever thought of becoming a volunteer in a developing country for 12 months? There are several opportunities available through Australian Volunteers for International Development with applications closing on Xmas Day.
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Weed succumbs to biocontrol in PNG, shows long term study

Smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea continue to benefit from the introduction of a biocontrol agent of one of the world’s worst weeds through a project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
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ACIAR’s forestry research in Indonesia

Indonesia has a population of 230 million people, about half of whom live in rural areas with some dependence on forests. Indonesia has around 95 million hectares of forest, which includes some of the world’s most diverse tropical forests and about 44 … Continue reading

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Native forest management in Papua New Guinea: advances in assessment, modelling and decision-making

This report reviews the historical context of forest management and the recent focus on tropical forest-based climate-change mitigation in PNG, and identifies challenges and priorities. Advances in the assessment of timber, carbon stocks and biodivers… Continue reading

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Australian International Food Security Centre

The AIFSC is undertaking consultations with African and Australian stakeholders to identify priorities for its programs. In February an ACIAR-led delegation visited a range of African regional and national research institutes in South Africa, Kenya and… Continue reading

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ACIAR’s forestry research in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is one of the most important countries within the ACIAR forestry program with the current projects accounting for about twenty percent of the program.
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PhD graduate gives PNG smallholders a sweeter outlook

Sweet-potato farmers in Papua New Guinea will be pleased to learn of the recent graduation of Dr Norah Omot, who received a PhD from the University of Canberra last month.
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