Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Aid Program. The Centre encourages Australia’s agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.
ACIAR funds research projects that are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia’s aid program and national research strengths, together with the agricultural research and development priorities of partner countries.
Our mandate directs activities to developing countries in five regions: Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries; East Asia; Mekong countries and China; South and West Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Middle East and North Africa. Research is also allocated across regions through funding to other International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs).