Mangoes are the largest horticultural commodity in the Territory, the industry contributes over $128 million to the economy and during harvest employs 2000 workers. Territory mango farmers produce 52% of Australia’s crop and supply the first crop of the season to Australian consumers.
Territory mangoes are exported to key Asian markets and even the United States of America. NT mangoes are attractive to export markets not only for their delicious taste but also for being counter cyclical to major northern hemisphere producers.
The majority of mango farms are located in Darwin’s rural area however, they are grown as far south as Mataranka. Approximately 40,000 tonnes of mangoes are produced on the NT’s 6350 hectares of mango farmland every year. New mango varieties are currently being developed in the Territory, the following varieties are currently in production:
The Northern Territory Mango Industry Association (NTMIA) is a member of NT Farmers Association. Both associations strongly campaign for and support the interests of mango growers in the NT. Leo Skliros, the president of NTMIA can be contacted on:
0407 919 942
The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is the peak body for the mango industry in Australia. The association’s mission is to encourage the growth and development of the industry. Contact AMIA’s Industry Development Officer below:
Ph: 0457 555 939
Email : [email protected]