Thursday, 30 May 2013

IN THE FIELD - Beefing up cattle in Vietnam

(in-country visits by ACIAR’s research program managers)

In March this year, ACIAR’s Livestock Production Systems manager, Dr Peter Horne, visited Daklak province in central Vietnam to scope the scene for new ACIAR livestock-related research. Peter says there is a fascinating transition happening in Daklak, and that ACIAR’s research is well timed and placed to make a real difference...

Thursday, 23 May 2013

IN THE FIELD - Making a living from forests in Indonesia

(in-country visits by ACIAR’s research program managers)


In April, ACIAR’s Forestry Program manager, Mr Tony Bartlett, visited Indonesia to see first-hand the progress made from ACIAR teak-related research, and to help set up a new project. Tony met some local farmers in the Gunungkidul District of Yogyakarta Province who have been, and will be, involved in the agroforestry research...

Monday, 6 May 2013

Free-flowing fish for food security

Everything is going swimmingly for an ACIAR project in Laos, investigating ways to allow fish to move freely between the Mekong River and nearby floodplains.  The first ever fishway (a structure allowing fish to move through, around or over barriers) for Mekong species in Laos has just been built using know-how from ACIAR-funded research.
Fishway construction in Laos
(photograph by Jim Holmes)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

A scholarship would be Allwright

Applications are now open for ACIAR's John Allwright Fellowships, part of the Australia Awards program.

The Australian Government's Australia Awards program offers the next generation of global leaders from Australia and overseas high-quality education and professional development experiences that enable them to contribute to the development of their countries.
Norah Omot, former John Allwright Fellow, now a Director of Enabling Environments for NARI (PNG). Nora is pictured with team members workshopping ideas on marketing, social economics, impact assessments, and work monitoring.
(photograph by Paul Jones)