Multilingual mango manual to boost exports
A new, multilingual manual is being developed by the Queensland Government to provide a consistent description of the best features of the state’s mangoes.
The Mango Fruit Quality Rapid Assessment Manual, available in six languages, will help overseas importer and retailer buyers know exactly what to look for, including the best appearance and eating qualities.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the gross production value for Queensland mangoes is forecast to be $113 million this financial year, which is 35% higher than the average for the past five years.
He said the manual “will ensure better understanding, trust and trade between mango supply-chain players in the region and will provide critical support for expanding mango exports from Queensland into China.
“Our trade officers recently came to China for a workshop aimed at improving mango export supply-chains in the Asia–Pacific region.”
These activities in China are part of the Mango Agribusiness Research Program, led by Griffith University and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. This program assists mango farmers, researchers and those in supply chains in Australia and partner countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam to achieve greater incomes from the production and trade of mango.
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