The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is the Australian Government’s specialist agricultural research-for-development agency, within the Australian aid program. The purpose of ACIAR is to contribute to reducing poverty and improving the livelihoods of many in the Indo-Pacific region through more productive and sustainable agriculture emerging from collaborative international research. ACIAR Head Office is in Canberra, with offices in 10 countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa.
ACIAR’s Water Program addresses the challenge of efficient, sustainable water use to support agricultural production in a context of increasingly uncertain climate, competition from other sectors and declining water quality. The program works to improve agricultural water management through innovative technical and policy approaches under three main themes:
• improving access to, and outcomes from, irrigation
• sustainable use of groundwater in agriculture
• risks and opportunities for safe productive use of low-quality water.
See ACIAR website at https://aciar.gov.au/