Researchers have discovered how to use hot water treatment to meet market entry protocols for fruit fly disinfestation in Australian mangoes. Heat treatment is the internationally accepted protocol for market access, currently applied to mangoes through vapour heat technology. Hot water treatment is an inexpensive, more efficient alternative, but previous studies found that the rapid […]
Griffith University has been helping farmers and co-operatives in Binh Thuan Province train for export expansion to Australia. The province has historically concentrated on the export and distribution of dragon fruit across South-East Asia, but key stakeholders are now looking to expand to wholesalers and supermarkets in Melbourne, Australia. Associate Professor Robin E Roberts, from […]
Researchers from The University of Adelaide teamed up with Griffith University to conduct a buyer virtual engagement study for Chinese consumers at Macadamias Australia in Bundaberg. Over 43,000 participants logged in to the ninety-minute live-streaming event to watch Chinese social media and radio personality, Eric Ho, walk through the orchards, the visitor experiences, the on-site […]
Researchers from the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) have teamed up with the Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to pilot the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) Framework in Indonesia. GBADs is a global health initiative, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which […]
Academics from the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) collaborated with researchers from the Indo-Pacific to examine the risks related to economic hardship and food insecurity that women in the region experienced during the first and second years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funded project focused on low-income women working […]
Griffith visit sheds light for farmers on what’s required to successfully supply a modern retailer.
The Asia-Pacific region is often characterised by high levels of inequality with large disparities commonly found across multiple indicators such as income, gender, health care, or education. These gaps represent significant economic, social, and political challenges and are a major concern for governments across the region. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in the region, […]