The Transformative Agriculture and Enterprise Development Program (TADEP) is a multidisciplinary research program that aims to improve the livelihoods of rural men and women in Papua New Guinea. The program is co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

The program focuses on opportunities to scale up successful innovations from previous ACIAR projects, with impetus provided by private-sector involvement, over larger areas and for more people. This will achieve economic benefits, especially increased employment and incomes in rural areas, and enhanced rural–urban supply chains. It works in the sectors of greatest benefit to rural communities, and has a particular focus on the empowerment of women and commodities that can be brought to market.

ABOUT TADEP

The program has five impact-focused research for development projects:

Family Farm Teams – ASEM/2014/095 Improving opportunities for economic development for women smallholders in rural Papua New Guinea

Galip Nut – FST/2014/099 Enhancing private sector-led development of the Canarium industry in Papua New Guinea

Bougainville Cocoa – HORT/2014/094 Developing the Cocoa value chain in Bougainville

PNG Cocoa – HORT/2014/096 Enterprise-driven transformation of family Cocoa production in East Sepik, Madang, New Ireland and Chimbu Provinces of Papua New Guinea

Sweetpotato – HORT/2014/097 Supporting commercial Sweetpotato production and marketing in the Papua New Guinea highlands

PROJECTS

The program is co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR).