Q&A: Bringing Australia's 'best kept secret' on food security into the open

Andrew Campbell, chief executive officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Photo by: Lisa Cornish / Devex

CANBERRA — The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is an Australian government agency tasked with brokering and funding agricultural research partnerships between Australian scientists and their counterparts in developing countries.

For 35 years, ACIAR has been an important part of Australia’s aid program. But despite its longevity, it is not widely known, even within government circles.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.