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Building capacity in the NT mango industry using small-group extension (MG12005)

Key research provider: The NT Department of Primary Industry & Fisheries
Publication date: Monday, July 13, 2015

What was it all about?

This project, which ran from 2012 to 2015, sought to assess the effectiveness of extension activities delivered in small groups in building innovation in the Northern Territory mango industry.

It aimed to promote a productive learning environment to build communication between researchers and growers, and to further develop the skills and knowledge of growers and other stakeholders in the sector.

Groups of up to 20 people from mango businesses (varying in size from 50 to 50,000 trees) and affiliated agribusinesses from the Darwin and Katherine growing regions, met to find out about best practice agronomic, pest management and post-harvest activities, depending on the needs of the group.

The program was considered a success by participants who said that they found the small-group learning informative, open and friendly, and believed they built a sense of community amongst participating businesses. Feedback also showed participants gained knowledge across business management, marketing and how practical research could help address on-farm issues.

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Details

ISBN:
978-0-7341-3565-0

Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

Copyright:
Copyright © Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited 2015. The Final Research Report (in part or as whole) cannot be reproduced, published, communicated or adapted without the prior written consent of Hort Innovation (except as may be permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).