CASE STUDY 5.1: Understanding the impact of climate change on the Northern Territory mango industry
Mangoes are the Northern Territory’s largest horticultural product, and the Territory is the country’s largest grower of mangoes. In 2017/18, the Northern Territory produced almost half of the national mango crop, worth around A$90 million.
Flowering of commercially produced mango cultivars and those from the National Mango Breeding Program (a partnership between Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and CSIRO) are sensitive to the changing climate, specifically to minimum and maximum temperature.
Working with the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources, we’re providing and supporting the application of climate change information to the Northern Territory mango industry so the effects of future minimum and maximum temperatures for these cultivars can be determined. This will allow the industry to consider an appropriate management response. We’re also delivering an industry-specific climate change literacy program to ensure the maximum value is realised from the impact assessment.
Commenced: February 2019
More information: Mandy Hopkins, ESCC Hub Knowledge Broker
Publications and products
- Workshop report: Impact of climate change on mango production in the Northern Territory
- Workshop summary: Impact of climate change on mango production in the Northern Territory
- Case study fact sheet: Understanding the impact of climate change on the Northern Territory mango industry
- Case study technical scope summary
- ECOS e-news article featuring this case study