Welcome to the Asia Pacific Mango Network
The ACIAR Mango Agribusiness projects are a research program being undertaken with a broader development goal to help farmers and their communities improve their income and livelihoods from the production and sale of mango and mango products.
The mango projects will contribute to strengthening the partnership network with colleagues and institutions in China and throughout Asia. This is an opportunity and priority for both Australian mango research and industry development institutions and personnel, and ACIAR partner countries. Working together on collaborative research, developing capacity, and working towards common technical languagesy, methods and approaches will provide important strategic mutual benefits. The Mango Agribusiness program actively involves selected research and industry participants from Australia and the Phillipines, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, countries where ACIAR has ongoing mango research.
The project is being implemented by Griffith University and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
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 per cent during the last decade by an average of 4.5 per cent per annum. Mango production, market demand and trade patterns are very dynamic both globally and in the Asia Pacific region. Domestic demand and export markets are steadily growing and becoming more diversified and sophisticated. Increasing demand for quality, safety, variety, seasonal availability and consistency are creating opportunities for smallholder farmers.
Most mangoes in the Asia Pacific region are grown by smallholder farmers. Therefore, increasing research and development to increase production, quality, market access and returns for mangoes will directly improve the incomes and livelihoods of many thousands of smallholder farmers. To understand the current market and trade environment a series of projects titled Mango Agribusiness, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and implemented by Griffith University will carry out a number of mango research and development studies. This website is a component of the research program and seeks to share research findings and to engage with academic and institutional researchers in the region.
For further enquiries, share information or advise upcoming events, please email agribusiness@griffith.
Griffith University is a highly ranked university with an international outlook, deeply connected to the Asian region. Our research excellence, innovative teaching and learning practices, along with our strong ties to industry, make us one of the leading providers of higher education in the Asia–Pacific region.
Since starting over 40 years ago, we’ve been deeply connected to the Asian region, socially conscious and environmentally aware, an integral part of the community and heavily industry focused. We’ve also become a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Griffith University is responsible for the project that supports the launch of this website.
ACIAR was established in 1982 via the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Act (ACIAR Act), described at the time as ‘An Act to encourage research for the purpose of identifying, or finding solutions, to, agricultural problems of developing countries’. It was updated by the ACIAR Amendment Act 2007 as part of the Government’s response to the Review of Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Officeholders (Uhrig report). This project is funded by support from ACIAR.