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The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is the Australian Government’s specialist agricultural research-for-development agency.
ACIAR is established by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act 1982 (the ACIAR Act), as amended. It is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (the PGPA Act) and a statutory agency under the Public Service Act 1999.
ACIAR is a portfolio agency of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and significantly contributes to Australia’s development assistance program.
The ACIAR 10-Year Strategy 2018–2027 guides the agency, consistent with its enabling legislation, Australia’s development assistance policy and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.