In this announcement the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard noted,
“Australia has unique agricultural and scientific expertise and world-class teaching and research institutions that are well-suited to African agriculture and food security,”
Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is all about being a research institution specialising in agricultural science! There are strong, direct relationships between agricultural productivity, hunger, and poverty. ACIAR is the logical wing for the food security initiative to nestle under.