Knowledge for Development

S&T Organisations / Web resources

Australian Tropical Fruits Portal

The Australian Tropical Fruits Portal gives access to information about the main tropical and exotic fruit types including characteristics, taste, buying and storing, preparation and serving, and variety details; and links to websites operated by industry associations and commercial businesses associated with those fruits.


Global Horticulture Initiative

The Global Horticulture Initiative is a worldwide programme intended to foster more efficient and effective partnerships and collective action among the stakeholders. To be efficient, it is organized in a consortium, a group of a limited number of national and international institutions formally organized to collaborate in research, training, and technology-generating activities designed to meet mutually-agreed-upon objectives. The GHI has a network community focused on tropical fruits.


International Society for Horticultural Science

The International Society for Horticultural Science has a section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, which includes access to the Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Newsletter.


International Tropical Fruits Network

International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) is an independent and self-financing global network set up under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It is both intergovernmental and interinstitutional in nature. Its mandate and role is to promote sustainable development of the tropical fruit industry globally in relation to production, post-harvest handling, processing, marketing, consumption and international trade.


SOFRI – Southern Fruits Research Institute

This website describes the activities of the the Southern Fruit Research Institute (SOFRI). SOFRI was joined to Vietnam Academy? of Agricultural Science (VAAS) on 1st January 2010. It is located at Long Dinh commune. Its Research and development targets are to improve fruit cultivars for better yield, and high quality for local consumption, processing and export, to improve technology of fruit tree propagation, farming, as well as protection for high yield and quality fruit products, to develop farmer-oriented handling, processing and marketing techniques for fruit products and to consult and train individuals on various fruit technologies.


USDA Agricultural Research Service

The mission of the Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research Unit is to develop pre and postharvest technologies and management strategies for invasive (and quarantine) pests, and to open and maintain market access and improved quality of tropical fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops grown in the Pacific Basin.