Members of the Australian Mango industry were in Darwin last week for the 12th biennial Mango Conference.
FreshPlaza attended the three-day event, which featured a range of presentations from growers, exporters, government departments, wholesalers, research scientists and mango marketers.
"The focus is certainly on the decision making for consumers, which is firstly what the product looks like on display and secondly when they eat it," Australian Mango Industry Association CEO Robert Gray said. "If we can get the industry aligned to deliver on those two outcomes, we know that we can keep demand growing and that will convert into profitability for our industry."
The conference comes off what many described as a "challenging" year due to weather events across many of the northern growing regions, but Mr Gray says some valuable lessons were learnt going forward.