This paper outlines the classification of 82 Indonesian mango cultivars based on morphological characters, RAPD markers (DNA) and a combination of both. Mango cultivars for classification were sourced from Cukur Gondang Collection Garden, East Java. Results, including coefficients of similarity, are presented and discussed for each method of classification: morphological, RAPD markers or the combination of both. The morphological assessment involved 92 morphological characteristics. Results of a cluster analysis provides some detail on the discerning characteristics for each cluster.
In this paper, the authors explore the effectiveness of the Manalagi mango supply chain in Indonesia using gap, price margin and relationship analyses. Price margin analysis revealed significant transportation costs and fruit sometimes reaching the wholesale market in inferior condition due to delays since harvesting because of transportation problems. The authors thus highlight that improvements in transportation infrastructure are important to reduce produce losses and increase value in the chains.
Despite growing recognition of the importance of collaborative relationships in facilitating exchange in the fresh produce industry, few studies have empirically sought to explore the nature of trading relationships between market intermediaries. This paper contributes to this literature by exploring the prevailing trading practices and activities and the key dimensions of long-term buyer-seller relationships, namely trust, power-dependence and satisfaction. The authors use data from interviews conducted with 53 collectors, 12 traders and 10 wholesalers in Probolinggo, Malang and Jakarta.
This case study provides an overview of an ACIAR-funded project to minimise aflatoxin contamination in Indonesian and Australian peanuts through research, development and extension of on-farm and postharvest management practices. It details the motivation behind the project, which ran for five years from 2001 to 2006, and the main outputs and impacts it has or is expected to make.