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Mr Noel Ainsworth
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Brisbane , Australia
Mr Noel Ainsworth is currently a member of a Supply Chain Innovations team focused on horticultural products including mango, avocado, citrus and vegetables. His career has involved a number of management, extension, research, and consulting roles in non-government and government entities. These have been across the disciplines of natural resource management, environment and agriculture. Through this he has built extensive experience and networks in a range of rural industries ranging from tree crops, to vegetables, wine and hydroponics. Noel has formal training in the social sciences, management and plant physiology. He will be using this expertise in the Mango Quality project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
February 7, 2018
Dr San Tram Anh
Sub-Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dr San Tram Anh is an early career post harvest researcher focusing on premium fruit and food products. She is currently involved in mango packhouse and processing projects. Dr Anh is keen to be involved in research for development and training industry researchers in postharvest technology and food safety procedures. She is developing her knowledge and experience in a number of  mango research projects.

Associated Projects:

  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
  • AGB/2012/061: Improving smallholder farmer incomes through strategic market development in mango supply chains in southern Vietnam
March 4, 2018
Dr Ian Bally
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba, Australia
Dr Ian Bally is a Senior Principal Research Horticulturalist with the Horticulture and Forestry Science team. He has 40 years’ experience in tropical fruit tree research, specialising in mango.  Ian’s research has covered a diverse range of disciplines including, breeding, genomics, plant physiology, nutrition, irrigation, canopy and flowering management, fruit and skin disorders, natural disease defense mechanisms and canopy management.  He currently leads the Australian National Mango Breeding Program and the mango component of the Small Tree High Productivity Initiative. In recent years his research has concentrated on improving mango fruit productivity and quality, disease tolerance, lowering tree vigour and developing high density mango orchard systems.
January 9, 2019
Mr Ngo Van Binh
Sub-Institute of Agriculture Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Mr Ngo Van Binh is the Manager of the General, Scientific Management and Internation Cooperation Department. He has over 12 years of research experience in the area of fruit preservation, with interests in fruit post-harvest technology and the requirements of VietGAP and GLOBALGAP standards. He is using his expertise in the mango supply development project.

Associated Projects:

  • AGB/2012/061: Improving smallholder farmer incomes through strategic market development in mango supply chains in southern Vietnam
October 14, 2018
Mr Som Bunna
Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mr Som Bunna is the Head of the Agricultural Engineering Division at CARDI. He holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering, from the University of Agriculture Rostov-on-Don, Russia and has been awarded a John Dillon Memorial Fellowship for advanced training in agricultural management. Bunna is currently working on the projects funded by the ACIAR, including: Improvement of vegetable production and post-harvest management in Cambodia and Australia; Strengthening Cambodian and Australian vegetable industries through adaptation and postharvest practices; and Improving market engagement, postharvest management and productivity of the Cambodian and Loa PDR vegetable industries. He will be using this expertise in the Mango Quality project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
February 28, 2018
Ms Jodie Cheesman
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba, Australia
Ms Jodie Cheesman is a technical officer with the Horticulture and Forestry Science team. Her primary crop interests include mango, avocado and blueberry. Jodie has over ten years of experience as an entomologist, working on identification of pests intercepted at the border and more recently contributing to safer, more sustainable pest control strategies for key pests including fruit spotting bugs and fruit fly. She is using her expertise in a number of mango projects.

Associated Projects:

  • HORT/2012/019: Research and development of integrated crop management for mango production in the southern Philippines and Australia
  • HORT/2015/042: Development of area-wide management approaches for fruit flies in mango for Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
October 10, 2018
Ms Yiru Chen
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Brisbane, Australia
Ms Yiru Chen is currently a Horticulturist as a member of Supply Chain Innovations team. She obtained her Bachelor of Agronomy from Northwest A&F University (China) and her Master’s degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Queensland. Her interests are promoting the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables, reducing postharvest losses and facilitating improvement of horticultural productivity and sustainability. Yiru is currently working on horticultural products including mango and avocado. She is developing her knowledge and experience in the Mango Quality project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
February 17, 2018
Dr Xinjian Chen
Guangxi University, Guangxi, China
Dr Xinjian Chen is a lecturer at Guangxi University in South China and a visiting scholar at the University of Adelaide in 2018. He graduated with his PhD in 2014 in Agricultural Economics from South China Agricultural University. He has rich experience in the research of tropical and subtropical fruit markets and value chain studies. He has published more than 20 papers to date and led a number of research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Education Ministry of China, and the Government of Guangdong and Guangxi provinces in recent years. His research focuses on agricultural economic issues associated with consumer’s behaviour, agricultural risk and disasters, small farmers’ production behaviour, value chains and poverty reduction. He will be using this expertise in the Mango Markets project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/007: Challenges and opportunities for meeting requirements of China mango markets
February 2, 2018
Mr Stefano De Faveri
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba, Australia
Mr Stefano De Faveri is a Senior Entomologist with the Horticulture and Forestry Science team. He has over 30 year's research experience in pest management. Stefano has worked on key pests such as fruit fly, fruit piercing moths and fruit spotting bugs in a range of tropical crops. He has extensive experience of mango pests and their management, particularly in the field of fruit fly area-wide management and biological control. Stefano has worked on ACIAR fruit fly projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. He will be using his expertise in the fruit fly area-wide management project.

Associated Projects:

  • HORT/2015/042: Development of area-wide management approaches for fruit flies in mango for Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
October 10, 2018
Dr Geoff Dickinson
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba, Australia
Dr Geoff Dickinson is a Senior Development Horticulturist with the Horticultural Forestry Science team. He has over 30 years research, development and extension experience within the horticulture, forestry, agroforestry and natural resource management disciplines and has previously worked on AusAid/ACIAR funded projects in the Philippines, Pakistan and Vanuatu. His research interests include the development and extension of best management practices for the improved sustainability and profitability of tropical agriculture; orchard intensification practices; canopy management systems; and plant reproductive biology research. His primary crop interests include mango, avocado and lychee. He will be using this expertise in the Mango Information project.  

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/006: Supporting access to mango research information, communication, collaboration and capacity development
February 17, 2018
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