Pulses Market & Opportunity Analysis

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Pulses Program Phase: Research Program Partners: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) THE CHALLENGE Myanmar’s pulse sector is vulnerable to market fluctuations, given its heavy reliance on India and China as trade partners. Currently, 70% of Myanmar’s exports, by volume, of the ‘big four’ pulse types (black gram, green gram, chickpea, […]

Traceable Cashmere Research

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Cashmere Program Phase: Research ProgramPartners: Rio Tinto, Stuart Anstee & Consultants Year Completed: 2020 THE CHALLENGE Implementing a traceability system was key to working towards market credibility for cashmere produced under the South Gobi Cashmere (SGC) Project, helping SGC differentiate cashmere produced by its herders and attract customers, creating greater financial resilience […]

South Gobi Cashmere Program

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Cashmere Program Phase: Research Program Partners: Oyu Tolgoi, Kering, Wildlife Conservation Society Year Completed: 2020 THE CHALLENGE Over the past 20 years, the number of goats in Mongolia has increased fourfold, driven predominantly by market demand as the fibre has become more accessible to a growing middle class. This increase in demand, coupled with […]

Private Sector Agribusiness Landscape Analysis

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Rice and Pulses Program Phase: Research ProgramPartners: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Year Completed: 2019 THE CHALLENGE Myanmar is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. Agriculture is a core driver of Myanmar’s economy, contributing approximately 35% to GDP and employing 70% of the country’s labour force. As agriculture is the […]

Morobe Coffee Program

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Coffee Program Phase: Field Trials ProgramPartners: Harmony Gold, Outspan PNG, Coffee Industry Corporation Year Completed: 2019 THE CHALLENGE Harmony Gold’s Hidden Valley mine, situated in Morobe Province, PNG, will close in the coming years. With about 2,100 people either directly or indirectly employed by the mine, most from the region, the economic impact […]

Golden Futures for Agriculture Pilot

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Coffee Program Phase: Field Trials ProgramPartners: OceanaGold, Agriculture Departments of Kasibu and Nueva Vizcaya Year Completed: 2019 THE CHALLENGE Farmers living in the Kasibu municipality of the Philippines are among the lowest paid workers of the region, with an average monthly wage of AU$100. Small land ownership (0.5 to 1 ha) limits income […]

Ok Tedi Development Foundation Program

PROGRAM DETAILS Products: Rubber, Rice, Eaglewood Program Phase: Sustained Program Partner: Ok Tedi Development Foundation’s (OTDF) Year Completed: 2018 THE CHALLENGE The Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) is the legal entity that manages community development benefits from the Ok Tedi mine on behalf of the 147,000 Lake Murray and Fly River residents. These communities occupy 158 villages […]

Ironbark Citrus Program

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Citrus Program Phase: Sustained ProgramPartners: Ironbark Citrus, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) Year Completed: 2017 THE CHALLENGE With MMG’s Sepon mine looking to close in the coming years, the MMG Community Development team was seeking to build a diverse sustainable economy beyond those linked to the mine’s operation. ​Many farmers in the region struggled to […]

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