Overview Objectives

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.

Project ID
HORT/2012/019
Project Country
Inactive project countries
Commissioned Organisation
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Project Leader
Dr Ian Newton
Email
ian.newton@daff.qld.gov.au
Phone
+617 40484665
Fax
+617 40923593
Collaborating Institutions
University of Southern Mindanao, Philippines
Provincial Agriculturist Office, Philippines
University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Philippines
University of Southeastern Philippines, Philippines
Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic Shcool of Technology, Philippines
Davao Del Sur, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Philippines
Project Budget
$1,080,239.00
Start Date
01/06/2014
Finish Date
31/12/2017
ACIAR Research Program Manager
Dr Richard Markham