This new report from the ACIAR – the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research – argues that the “improvement of production and profitability in smallholder beef enterprises is typically not limited by a lack of promising feeding and management technologies. It is more due to low access to, and uptake of, these technologies. There has generally been little understanding of how these technologies can be adapted to and integrated into smallholder systems.”
The case studies in this publication highlight approaches that have been taken by recent ACIAR-funded projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and China
to better understand the social, economic and technical drivers and inhibitors of uptake of these promising technologies.