Agribusiness research and development opportunities for tropical fruit processing in the Asia–Pacific region

mangoes on a conveyer belt
Project code
AUD 110,000
Project leader
Dr Robin Roberts, Griffith University
Commissioned organisation
Griffith University
JUN 2018
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/2016/008; AGB/2016/009) to deliver coordinated research outcomes and optimise investment efficiency. The projects contributed to a broader development outcome to help smallholder farmers and mango industry stakeholders in ACIAR partner countries and Australia derive greater income and livelihood benefits from the production and sale of mango and mango products.

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 and the program outcomes provide input into the longer-term perspective to inform ACIAR-funded mango research projects.

Project outcomes

  • Documented the latest issues, constraints and opportunities influencing the viability and profitability of mango fruit processing in South-East Asia and Australia.
map showing countries of south east asia
Key partners
Griffith University