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Philippines Smallholder Dairy: Landscape Analysis and Research Priorities

Phillipines Dairy SRA

Developing the domestic dairy industry is seen as a priority for the Philippines Government. A request to the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) by the Philippines Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) initiated the development of this Small Research Activity (SRA) proposal to undertake a scoping exercise and landscape analysis of the dairy industry.

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WWW (What, Where and Why) of Household Food Waste Behaviour

Wheelie bins

The aim of the project is to understand household and the broader community’s in-house waste behaviours in order to deliver targeted education, behaviour change and incentive-based programs.

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Future market insights for Australia's chicken meat industry

Chicken meat project

This research seeks to increase understanding of Australian chicken meat consumption trends and preferences. This is critical for the development of effective industry and policy strategies for reducing barriers and growing consumer demand for chicken meat in Australia’s changing meat consumption climate, and for creating opportunities for the domestic industry.

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New Perspectives on Sharing Water

Water day

Prof. Young hopes that this water sharing paper will inspire a new dialogue and start a search for robust water-sharing arrangements that will withstand the test of time. In some areas, a few policy tweaks may be all that is necessary. In other areas, a major rethink may be necessary.

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Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

Future Fuels CRC

The Future Fuels CRC aims to develop solutions for current infrastructure and equipment to use low carbon fuels today and well into the future.

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Efficient participatory irrigation institutions to support productive and sustainable agriculture in South Asia

Water policy

This project focusses on irrigation in Bihar and Assam, east India, and Sindh and Punjab provinces, Pakistan. The project aims to improve the analytical skills and understanding of policy makers and irrigation officials, specifically as they relate to PIM/IMT.

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Optimising the national benefits from restoring environmental flows

Optimising the national benefits from restoring environmental flows

This research project aims to use such evidence to examine how the national benefits from returning water to the environment in Australia’s MDB could be optimised.

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GFAR mobile experimental laboratory

decision making

A major focus for this mobile lab is on decision-making in local contexts.

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Agricultural Policy Research to Support Natural Resource Management in Indonesia’s Upland Landscapes

Indogreen project 1

This project’s research activities provide an understanding of how existing national and local policies (e.g., public investments, property rights, extension, fertiliser and water subsidies, trade policies, and taxes) influence farm household decisions that result in these environmental externalities.

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Building water governance capacity in the EU

Murray River

he purpose of this project is to fortify a continuing dialogue around water issues between the EU and Australia.

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