The Asia Pacific Mango Network is launched

Geoff Dickinson

A new website (apmangonet.org) has been developed to connect researchers engaged in the production and trade of mangoes in the Asia-Pacific region. This new site provides a platform to share research outcomes and allow collaboration between research centres, institutions and supply chain stakeholders. 

  Mango Agribusiness researchers (L-R) Prof Daryl Joyce (Australia), Dr Emma Ruth Bayogan (Philippines), Dr Zainuri (Indonesia) and Mr Som Bunna (Cambodia) inspect imported mangoes at a marketplace in Guangzhou, China.

Mango Agribusiness researchers (L-R) Prof Daryl Joyce (Australia), Dr Emma Ruth Bayogan (Philippines), Dr Zainuri (Indonesia) and Mr Som Bunna (Cambodia) inspect imported mangoes at a marketplace in Guangzhou, China.

Our newsletter, Simply Mango, highlights important developments in the program. The first newsletter for the program has been loaded to the website and is now available for viewing.

The site, newsletter and an associated Facebook page are key outputs of ACIAR’s Mango Agribusiness Research Program. The program is being led by GriffithAgribusiness, Griffith University, and funding is provided by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.This program has a broad development goal to assist mango farmers and their communities in Australia’s partner countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam) to derive greater income and livelihood benefits from the production and trade of mango. The collaborating institutions include: Griffith University; Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government; The University of Adelaide; Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences and South China Agricultural University, South China Botanical Garden, CAS.

The associated research projects in the program include: Mango Information, Mango Markets, Mango Biosecurity and Mango Quality, which together have a shared goal of improved understanding of the China mango market. Together the research teams are now halfway through this exciting endeavour.

Further information can be obtained from Prof Robin Roberts at GriffithAgribusiness, Griffith University, robin.roberts@griffith.edu.au or Dr Geoff Dickinson at Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, geoff.dickinson@daf.qld.gov.au