Overseas Research Projects

TIA staff work on a wide range of projects outside Australia including research partnerships with universities and agricultural research organisations, as well as assisting countries to increase their agricultural output.


TIA works with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) – a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government's development cooperation program. ACIAR funds research projects that are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia's aid program and national research strengths, together with the agricultural research and development priorities of partner countries.

ACIAR's mandate directs activities to developing countries in five regions: Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands; Indonesia, East Timor and the Philippines; Mekong countries and China; South and West Asia; and Africa. Research is also allocated across regions through funding to other International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs).

Recent TIA projects funded by ACIAR include:

Acacia plantations in Indonesia

Beef production in central Vietnam

Improved production systems in north-west highlands of Vietnam

Livestock systems in central Vietnam

Market constraints in beef enterprises in north-west Vietnam

Sustainable forestry in Indonesia

Vegetable production for Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

The following project was funded by APN:

Sustainable rice production in Asia


The following project was funded by AusAID:

Food security and climate change in Sri Lanka