Opportunities to improve biosecurity, market access and trade for selected mango markets

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Project code
AUD 150,000
Project leader
Dr Robin Roberts, Griffith University
Commissioned organisation
Griffith University
JUN 2017
OCT 2019
Project status
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This project aimed to support and enhance information access, communication, collaboration and capacity for mango agribusiness at regional and country-levels in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mangoes provide a powerful vehicle for increasing the incomes of smallholder farmers across many parts of the Asia-Pacific region. Mangoes are also one of the most economically significant tropical fruits for over 800 farmers in Australia.

This project engaged with the aligned mango agribusiness projects (AGB/2016/006; AGB/2016/007; AGB/2016/009; AGB/2016/010) to deliver coordinated research outcomes and optimise investment efficiency. 

The program outcomes provide input into the longer-term perspective to inform ACIARfunded mango research projects. The projects undertook specific studies related to understanding collaboration and communication between researchers, as well as trade and market situations in mainland China. From a broader regional perspective, market entry and biosecurity, implications for mango quality, and tropical fruit processing in South-East Asia and Australia were investigated. 

Project outcomes

  • Gained an understanding of opportunities and strategies for improving biosecurity, market access and trade in selected mango markets in South-East Asia and Australia.
map showing countries of south east asia
Key partners
Griffith University