Australian Mangoes is proud to be involved in the ACIAR project, Evaluation of agribusiness research and development opportunities for tropical fruit processing in the Asia-Pacific region which is led by Professor Robin Roberts from the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University.
On December 2nd 2018, the first weekend of summer was celebrated with sticky hands and mango-covered smiles as Australians from across the nation arrived to Bondi beach to celebrate this king of fruit at the annual Mango Mess-tival.
China had more than 700 million Internet users in 2017 and has emerged as the world leader in e-commerce (Marinova 2017). Increasingly, Chinese consumers are shopping online for fresh fruits and vegetables because they don’t have to pay for storage and handling costs associated with traditional retail channels. This trend could point to a potential market for Australian mangoes.
Maintaining an effective cold chain by monitoring temperature is the most important thing you can do to ensure the best quality product when it arrives in market. In the past, temperature loggers had to be retrieved to access the data, but a new generation of loggers can give you real-time information about the temperature and location of your consignment without relying on someone to retrieve the logger and send data to you.
Work on a new pilot project promising to enhance quality monitoring of northern Australian mangoes and reduce food waste kicked off in the Burdekin this month. CRCNA-backed startup, Trust Provenance, implemented the solution at Manbulloo’s Horseshoe Lagoon property, with the trial now monitoring mangoes as they are boxed, stacked in pallets and loaded onto trucks ready to be sent to market.
The Australian Mango Industry will be hosting the 2018 Grower Market Tour in Sydney from November 30th to December 3rd.
Queenslander Rai Bin’s newly planted hybrid mango trees currently represent the largest commercial plantings of three new varieties in Australia – but it’s been a long time coming.
New intensive mango management systems including high-density and trellis designs are currently being trialled by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Queensland (DAF) in both the ‘Small Tree High Productivity Initiative’ (STHPI) and the ‘Cyclone Resilience’ projects.
The 2018 pre-season roadshows have begun in earnest. Roadshows have been held in Kununurra, Katherine, Darwin, Bowen, Ayr and Mareeba. Australian Mangoes has been delighted by the turn-out and would like to thank the hundreds of participants who have attended meetings to date.
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.