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Samantha Frolov
Australian Mango Industry Association, Brisbane
Ms Samantha Frolov is the mango Industry Development Officer (IDO) for Australia. She is responsible for managing industry engagement, research and development, crop forecasting, quality testing, industry extension, export and biosecurity activities. Samantha has been working in agribusiness roles since 2010 where she managed product placement for domestic and export markets. She is skilled in management and strategic planning and has the ability to build strong relationships and establish good networks.  She is developing her knowledge and experience further in the Mango Biosecurity project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/008: Opportunities and strategies to improve biosecurity, market access and trade for selected mango markets
March 7, 2018
Som Bunna
Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Phnom Penh
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
Sarah Wheeler
Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Dr Sarah Wheeler is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and the Associate Director of Research with the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the research areas of irrigated farming, climate change, organic farming, water markets, water scarcity, crime and gambling. She is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and an Associate Editor of Water Resources and Economics. She has been a guest editor for a special issue of Agricultural Water Management and is currently on five editorial boards. Sarah is also the Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin working group of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network. She 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
Wendy Umberger
Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Professor Wendy Umberger is the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide and specialises in food economics and food policy. Wendy has research projects in Australia, North America, Asia, the Pacific Islands and South Africa related to the economics of global food systems. Wendy's research uses innovative methods to understand drivers of consumer and producer behaviour related to food issues, including nutrition, food safety, and health and marketing claims related to quality (credence) attributes associated with the production and processing of food. She has published extensively and has been invited to present her work internationally to a variety of audiences including industry, government and academic. She 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
Alec Zuo
Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Dr Alec Zuo is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Alec was awarded his PhD in economics in University of South Australia in 2007. He has been working on research projects funded by the Australian Research Council, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, the National Water Commission, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, and the Ford Foundation. Alec is an expert on research design, data management, data analysis and applied economic research in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics. His research has been published in quality international and national journals, such as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Global Environmental Change, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resources Economics, and Economic Record. He will be using this expertise across multiply Mango research projects.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/007: Challenges and opportunities for meeting requirements of China mango markets
  • AGB/2012/061: Improving smallholder farmer incomes through strategic market development in mango supply chains in southern Vietnam
January 18, 2017
Meiying He
College of Economics & Management,South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou
Dr Meiying He is an Associate Professor at South China Agricultural University in South China. She graduated with her PhD in 2012 in Agricultural trade and rural finance from South China Agricultural University. Dr Meiying has rich experience in the research of tropical and subtropical fruit trade and market. Her research focuses on agricultural trade and agricultural technology economics. Dr Meiying has published more than 30 publications so far and led a number of research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Government of Guangdong province in recent years.
  • AGB/2016/007: Challenges and opportunities for meeting requirements of China mango markets
July 15, 2018
Yiru Chen
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Brisbane
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
Philippa Tyler
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Brisbane
Ms Philippa Tyler is the lead Sensory and Consumer Scientist in the Innovative Food Technologies team. Philippa has international experience and has worked in both commercial and research environments. She has worked across a wide range of food and beverage products from beer and seafood to jackfruit, papaya and mango. Philippa is a member of the Product Innovation team at DAF which provides commercial companies with the technical skills required to develop new and innovative products for the Queensland market. She is working on projects funded by large and small companies as well as projects funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Horticulture Innovation Australia, Food Innovation Australia and Innovations Connections. Philippa has designed and delivered sensory training workshops in both the UK and Australia. She will be using this expertise in the Mango Quality project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
February 14, 2018
Daryl Joyce
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Brisbane
Professor Daryl Joyce is currently a member of the Supply Chain Innovations team focused on horticultural products. His research experience and interest are in postharvest biology and technology of horticulture crops. He has worked on a range of fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Daryl’s work encompasses the development and optimisation of postharvest technologies based on understanding the physiology of harvested produce. His current research is focused on improving the post-production longevity of sub-tropical and tropical fruits. 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 17, 2018
Noel Ainsworth
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Brisbane
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