IFPRI and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have been longstanding partners. When IFPRI was established in 1975, it was fortunate to have as its first board chairman a world-renowned Australian economist, Sir John Crawford. Since then, IFPRI’s partnership with Australia, through ACIAR, has focused on sustainable agricultural growth that engages the private sector, country-led strategy development, investment in agricultural research, provision of safety nets to strengthen resilience, prioritization of nutrition interventions for women and children, design of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and partnerships with other stakeholders in global movements, such as Scaling Up Nutrition.

For more information on the key collaborations between IFPRI and ACIAR, please go to this brochure.

Australian Partnership for Global Impact

IFPRI’s partnership with Australia traces back to its inception when it was fortunate to have a world-renowned Australian economist Sir John Crawford as its first board chairman.

Plausible Futures for Economic Development and Structural Adjustment – Impacts and Policy Implications for Indonesia and Australia

IFPRI reviewed the role of agricultural sectors in rural development and the overall economy and identified policies that can impact positively upon incomes, poverty and hunger in the longer-term

Priorities for Public Investment in Chinese Agriculture

Where should a country invest its money? How policymakers answer this complex question can have an impact on the welfare of their constituents—especially those living in poverty—for generations.

HarvestChoice: Targeting and Evaluating Sustainable Intensification Investments

MOTIVATION Where do poor people live? How do they live? On what farming systems do the poor depend most? And what is constraining the productivity of those systems? To answer these questions and many others, HarvestChoice generates maps, datasets, economic models, and other knowledge products. By providing data specific not only to a continent or country >> Read more

Exploring Alternative Futures for Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology

MOTIVATION Agricultural innovations can transform societies. Extending agricultural productivity improvements to poor farmers could narrow the gap between the developed and developing worlds. Experts agree that agricultural knowledge, science, and technology have played a crucial role in reducing hunger and poverty in the past. The future, however, is uncertain because the impacts of alternative technologies >> Read more

Markets for High-Value Commodities in Indonesia

Promoting Competitiveness and Inclusiveness Motivation Rapid economic growth in Indonesia has led to a rising demand for food quality and food safety, as well as the growth of supermarkets. Will smallholders benefit from supplying these growing markets, or will they be marginalized by their inability to meet the quality and quantity requirements of large-scale retailers? >> Read more