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This site has been created to encourage discussion about the work of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Authors of posts on this site are staff and friends of ACIAR. The views expressed are from the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the organisation.

For the official ACIAR website, visit: http://aciar.gov.au/

Comments on posts are welcome. If you would like to contribute to a post, share information, or you would like to see a post on a particular topic, please email comms@aciar.gov.au


The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government's development cooperation programs. The Centre encourages Australia's agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.

Our functions are to:
  • commission research into improving sustainable agricultural production in developing countries
  • fund project related training
  • communicate the results of funded research
  • conduct and fund development activities related to research programs
  • administer the Australian Government's contribution to the International Agricultural Research Centres.
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