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China
Project Code
AGB/2016/008
Project Title
AGB/2016/008: Opportunities and strategies to improve biosecurity, market access and trade for selected mango markets
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2018-01-17
Project summary
China represents an important export and potential market for all of the ACIAR partner countries.  With its emerging middle class and relatively low consumption base, on a per capita basis, it is viewed as having substantial growth potential.  Being a phytosanitary market, direct access to the Chinese market has been historically difficult, inconsistent and expensive.  Some countries simply are unable to meet the requirements.  Exporters and importers have often opted for the informal channels to access this growing Chinese market and recent legislative changes are indicating that a much harder line approach is going to be taken to closing this trade.  Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan and Australia already have direct access into China, and Vietnam currently has a land access agreement, although the precise details are unclear.  Indonesia currently does not have directly access to the Chinese market for mango, however, small amounts are entering mainland China via the Hong Kong informal trade route. Aim & Objective The overall aim of this SRA is to identify opportunities and strategies to improve biosecurity, market access and trade for selected mango markets through a better understanding of knowledge and stakeholder gaps.  The objectives are to:
  1. Examine and document the current import protocols and informal trade channels for the markets of mainland China (Shnaghai) and Hong Kong.
  2. Understand technical issues and barriers for each partner country.
  3. Document issues and opportunities (core group/country level).
  4. Develop a detailed five-year plan including short, medium and long-term timelines for technical priorities and strategic development.
Partnerships The project will be led by Griffith University with significant contribution and country-level coordination from each of the six ACIAR partner countries, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Date of Information
December 19, 2017
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Biosecurity
Country
Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam
Project Code
AGB/2016/009
Project Title
AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2018-01-15
Project summary
Mango fruit into export markets is highly variable, market requirements for quality characteristics are unclear, and importers, retailers and consumers are frequently disappointed.  Along supply chains from ACIAR partner countries into major current and emerging markets, such as in Hong Kong and mainland China, better understanding is required of strategic industry, market development, and research opportunities for improving mango fruit quality, including through developing and sharing in-common understanding approaches.  At present, individual ACIAR partner mango producer countries and their supply chains either do not or cannot consistently deliver high quality mango fruit into major markets, such as those in mainland China. There is a compelling case for focused investment in mango agribusiness research and development within ACIAR.  Mangoes are among the most economically and socially important of all tropical fruit crops.  Among other opportunities identified at an informal workshop at the International Mango Symposium in Darwin, 2015, mango, quality parameters from demand and supply perspectives was identified for attention as and when resources and opportunities permit.  For sustainable success, it is both fundamental and imperative to realise/achieve the final fruit quality as sought by consumers in major marketplaces. Aim & Objectives To develop a common approach to assessing, describing, and improving fruit quality in Asian mango chains.  The project objectives are to:
  1. Develop a common objective language for describing physical and eating quality in fresh mango supply chains across project partner countries.
  2. Enhance common understanding and develop cpacity in the assessment and improvement of physical and eating quality in mango supply chains.
  3. Evaluate opportunities to improve quality in select mango supply chains and key market segments in mainland China and Hong Kong.
Partnerships The project will be co-led by Griffith University, the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries team, and supported by country-level engagement from each of the agreed ACIAR partner countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Date of Information
December 19, 2017
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Project Topics
Quality
Country
Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam
Project Code
AGB/2015/015
Project Title
AGB/2015/015: Analysis of mango markets, trade and strategic research issues in the Asia Pacific
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-12-25
Project summary
The study aims to better understand strategic industry and market development issues, research gaps and opportunities for mango at the regional and country-level in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly those which could improve smallholder livelihoods. Mango is the third most widely grown fruit in the tropics and sub-tropics after watermelon and banana. Global production has increased by some 50% during the last decade, i.e. by an average 4.5% per annum. Mango market supply-demand and trade patterns are dynamic both globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. Domestic demand and export markets are steadily growing and becoming more diversified and sophisticated. Increasing consumer demand for quality, safety, variety, seasonal availability and consistency are creating opportunities and possible barriers for smallholder farmers. Smallholder farmers grow most mangoes in the Asia-Pacific region. Increasing production, quality, market access and returns for mangoes will directly improve incomes and livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers. Mango is already a horticulture research priority for many of ACIAR’s partner countries in the region, but information about the market situation and trends for mango, and areas for comparative and competitive information at a country or regional level, is limited. This study will provide a longer-term perspective to inform ACIAR-funded mango research programs aiming to improve the profitability and livelihoods of regional smallholder tropical fruit farmers through better access to and competitiveness in regional and local markets.
Date of Information
February 25, 2018
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Markets
Country
Philippines
Project Code
AGB/2012/109
Project Title
AGB/2012/109: Developing vegetable and fruit value chains and integrating them with community development in the southern Philippines
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-12-24
Project summary
This project aims to improve the performance of smallholder value chains for fruit and vegetables, and build community capacity, in the southern Philippines to enhance smallholders' income, livelihoods and community well-being.  Poverty levels in the southern Philippines average 35-45% and are highest among smallholder farmers and fishermen.  Fruit and vegetable production is an important economic activity in this region, but is limited by small farm size, poor adoption of technology, low productivity and product quality, and high postharvest losses.  The study integrates with several others in the region, and focuses on vegetables (eggplant, tomato, sweet pepper, ampalaya and leafy vegetables) and fruit (mango) in Eastern Visayas (Ormoc), Northern Mindanao (Claveria) and Davao (Davao, Samal Island).  2,400 smallholders and 160 wholesalers, collectors and retailers will be directly involved over four years.  3,000 members of smallholder communities will benefit from developed value chains.
Date of Information
January 25, 2017
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Markets
Country
Vietnam
Project Code
AGB/2012/061
Project Title
ACIAR Partners magazine Nov 2017
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-11-23
Newsletter
25 Years in Vietnam This issue of Partners magazine provides a snapshot of ACIAR's work in Vietnam over the last 25 years.
Date of Information
November 23, 2017
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Vietnam Project AGB/2012/061
Country
Australia, Philippines
Project Code
HORT/2012/019
Project Title
HORT/2012/019: Research and development of integrated crop management for mango production in the southern Philippines and Australia
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-09-01
Project summary
This project addresses mango yield and quality issues for smallholder mango farmers, through the adoption of Integrated Crop Management (ICM) in the form of ‘best practice’. The project has strong links to two other ACIAR projects, in mango postharvest (HORT /2012/098) and value chains (AGB/2012/109). Mangoes are an economically important crop in the Philippines and Australia. Declining production yields and poor quality of fruit have been attributed to high pest and disease pressure, unproductive poorly nourished trees and the high costs of inputs. The information, technology and linkages formed from this and previous projects will be developed into a set of “best practices” and disseminated to farmers. The project also aims to improve capacity and training of extension and scientific staff to deliver the crop management packages.
Date of Information
December 31, 2017
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Quality
Country
Philippines
Project Code
HORT/2012/098, HORT/2012/019, AGB/2012/109
Project Title
ACIAR Partners - Issue three 2017-THE PHILIPPINES The power of multi-disciplinary research
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-07-28
Partners, Issue three 2017-THE PHILIPPINES The power of multi-disciplinary research
The Philippines - The power of multi-disciplinary research This issue of Partners magazine includes examples of ACIAR’s impact seen in the Philippine mango industry from a cross-section of the research portfolio. HORT/2012/098: Improved postharvest management of fruit and vegetables in the southern Philippines and Australia HORT/2012/019: Integrated crop management to enhance mango production in the southern Philippines AGB/2012/109: Developing vegetable and fruit value chains and integrating them with community development in the southern Philippines
Date of Information
July 18, 2017
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Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Project Topics
Quality, Biosecurity
Country
Pakistan
Project Code
TR91
Project Title
ACIAR in Pakistan: 30 years of partnership in research for development
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-03-20
ACIAR Technical Report 91
ACIAR has supported a program of research collaboration with Pakistan since 1984, with recent projects focused on Pakistan’s key fruit crops (mangoes and citrus), livestock (smallholder dairy), agricultural policy, and agricultural water management. ACIAR works closely with the Government of Pakistan, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), other donor partners, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the Pakistani private sector to provide research and development (R&D) and technical capacity building.
Date of Information
March 21, 2017
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Content Language
English
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Country
All
Project Code
SMCN/2012/069
Project Title
ACIAR in Vietnam - Newsletter January 2017
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-02-19
ACIAR in Vietnam - Newsletter January 2017
Mid-term review and future plans for a project on water, soil and nutrients management A scientific impact from the ‘Integrated water, soil and nutrient management for sustainable farming systems in South Central Coastal Vietnam and Australia’ project (SMCN/2012/069) was a drip irrigation for mango production which increased yields and saved water used for irrigation.
Date of Information
February 19, 2017
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English
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Country
Australia, Philippines
Project Code
HORT/2012/019
Project Title
HORT/2012/019: Integrated Crop Management for mango production in the Southern Philippines and Australia
Resource Type
Project Leader
Date
2017-02-07
Project summary
This project addresses mango yield and quality issues for smallholder mango farmers, through the adoption of Integrated Crop Management (ICM) in the form of ‘best practice’.
Date of Information
February 7, 2017
Document Owner
Project Leader Country
Content Language
English
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Project Topics
Quality