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Management of fruit quality and pest infestation on mango and mangosteen to meet technical market access requirements

Project Code: HORT/2006/146
Program: Horticulture
Research Program Manager: Ms. Irene Kernot
Project Leader: Peter Johnson - Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
NOV 2008
DEC 2014
Project Status: Concluded
Key partners
Bogor Agricultural University
Department of Employment
Economic Development and Innovation
Directorate General of Horticulture
Fruit Fly Radiation
Center for the Application of Isotope and Radiation Technologi
Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Quarantine
Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute
National Nuclear Energy Agency


Mangosteen and mango are two important economic fruit crops for Indonesia with a strong domestic and export demand. But there has been a lack of successful international market penetration for both fruits, which could be attributed to the low percentage of export quality fruit produced.

This project aimed to improve the international competitiveness of Indonesia's mango and mangosteen industries. Major objectives were:

  1. to identify technical and phytosanitary requirements for fresh mango and mangosteen in key markets and analyse appropriate strategies to overcome current technical market access constraints;
  2. to improve fruit quality from production to consumption using good agricultural practices; 
  3. to conduct the necessary phytosanitary disinfestation treatments to selected export markets;
  4. to build capacity in the mango and mangosteen industries to conduct integrated and targeted research, development and extension programs.