Presenter: Dr Scott Waldron

Agricultural development projects commonly aim to improve the lives of small-holder farmers that have a range of resources, objectives and capacities. The governments of developing countries commonly aim to “get small farms moving” through extension, policy and other measures – with mixed success. 

This seminar outlines some of the measures used to improve the productivity and livelihoods of small-holders in two current ACIAR beef development projects in Timor Leste and Vanuatu. It will also outline apparent research gaps in agricultural development in small countries in the Asia-Pacific region - in communication, food policy and ceremonies. The objectives of the seminar are to seek feedback and to identify common research interests in UQ.

About Rural Development, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Seminars

The seminars will be held in Hartley-Teakle Building (83), Room S324 from 12pm - 1pm. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch to enjoy during the seminar. Arrangements will be made for Gatton colleagues to participate via a videoconference link.


Dr Dominic Smith
Seminar Convenor