The delegation, headed by ACIAR
Research Program Manager Land and Water Resources included Dr.
is part of the Australian Government's Official Development Assistance Program.
India is looking to improve food security and reduce rural poverty through increased crop production, and I am pleased that Australia, through ACIAR
, is in a position to assist," Varghese said.
By carefully crafting cooperative research projects involving developing country partners and which are specific to the cultural, social and economic farming needs of the developing country, ACIAR
delivers positive outcomes on how to farm better.
is working with Cambodian institutions, livestock traders and producers to evaluate the cattle market chain, provide smallholder farmers with greater capacity to participate in developing cattle markets, and improve market chains that encourage all participants to produce appropriate quantities and quality of cattle.
Building on previous ACIAR
work with cattle farmer networks (Beef Profit Partnerships), it will develop and deliver tools to enable farmers to better understand consumer and market preferences, and to make more effective business decisions.