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What is ACIAR?

ACIAR is the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. It is part of the Australian Government’s Development Assistance Program, and contributes to that Program’s objectives of helping developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.

ACIAR was established in 1982. It funds collaborative agricultural research projects carried out by Australian and overseas research institutes. These projects seek to solve agricultural problems in developing countries. Australian agricultural scientists and agricultural economists use their skills for the benefit of these countries, as well as Australia. ACIAR commenced its Vietnam program in 1993.