1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2005
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ACIAR is a statutory authority within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. As part of Australia’s aid program it assists Australian and developing country researchers, institutions and international research centres to develop solutions to agricultural problems in order to improve livelihoods through sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and enhanced natural resources management to the benefit of developing countries and Australia. Government appropriation for ACIAR in 2003-04 was $46.8m. The Centre focuses its research funding on the Asia-Pacific region and also supports international agricultural research centres.