Impact assessment

Citrus improvement in China, Vietnam, Bhutan and Australia

Date released
09 April 2019
Publication Code

M Clarke


This publication reports on an impact assessment study of four ACIAR-funded projects that focused on citrus rootstock, scion and production improvement in China, Vietnam, Bhutan and Australia.

In China and Vietnam, the projects helped preserve citrus genetic material, transfer technologies from Australia that deliver disease-free planting material and introduce more profitable varieties.

In Bhutan, the projects delivered a qualified citrus research and extension team, and a package of production improvement measures for the benefit of large and small-scale growers.

In Australia, an economic analysis of the impact of the introduction of Chinese citrus rootstocks through the projects showed significant potential for industry returns.