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This presentation by Tony Bartlett from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) given during the Forests Asia Summit in the discussion forum "Equitable development: ...

This presentation by Tony Bartlett from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) given during the Forests Asia Summit in the discussion forum "Equitable development: Improving livelihood benefits for smallholders in the forestry value chain" introduces ACIAR and its contributions.

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ACIAR’s contributions to forestry research in Asia ACIAR’s contributions to forestry research in Asia Presentation Transcript

  • ACIAR’s contributions to forestry research in Asia Tony Bartlett -Forestry Research Program Manager Funding collaborative research - to enhance sustainable forestry contributions to economic development and rural livelihoods 4 Thematic Areas for research: ► Tree Growing ► Sustainable Forest Management ► Efficient and Sustainable Forest Industries ► Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Main focus of research is on smallholder livelihoods, germplasm, agroforestry, plantations, pests and diseases, value-adding processing, and non-timber forest products
  • ACIAR Investing in Forestry Research • Australia has assisted Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, China, Nepal • Building research capacity in partner countries • In Vietnam, research on improved genetics, silviculture and utilisation generated IRR of 32% and BCR of 79:1 • In Indonesia, research on improved genetics, management and generated IRR of 54% and BCR of 322:1 • Research is needed all along the forestry value chain • Getting research results to farmers, companies and policy makers is on ongoing challenge; Forestry science is a good investment with large scale adoption improving the lives of millions of farmers