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22 Dec 2011 description

AusAID, together with UniQuest and the University of Queensland (UQ), is helping to improve skills for dryland farming in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

Food production on dryland in African countries is particularly important to ensure food security. However, despite efforts to introduce more sustainable and productive systems such as conservation farming and agroforestry, African farming is still governed by traditional slash and burn techniques.

06 Jul 2011 description

In November 2010, the Government commissioned the first independent review of the aid program in 15 years. Its purpose was to assess the effectiveness of our current program and recommend how we can make it even better as it grows.

The "Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness" and the Government’s response were released on 6 July 2011 by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, in an official launch at Parliament House, followed by a Ministerial Statement to Parliament.

10 Mar 2011 description

The Australian Government today announced an additional $5 million in humanitarian assistance for the victims of the crisis in Libya.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said the Gaddafi regime's attacks on its own people are causing acute hardship both inside the country and for those who have fled to neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt.

'It was clear from my discussions in Tunisia today that the humanitarian situation risks becoming critical as security deteriorates and shortages of food, medical supplies and other essentials develop,' Mr Rudd said.

It is estimated that over …

02 Mar 2011 description

Australian Government
AusAID Media Release