This SRA will document how area-wide management of fruit flies in mango improved growers’ livelihoods. Indonesia is the sixth biggest mango producer in the world, contributing 4.1% of global production. Small family-owned farms produce most mango, so improving production can increase the incomes of the poor – but the mango industry suffers from poor quality management on farms and infestation by fruit flies.
This project builds on project HORT/2008/041 “Area-wide management of pest fruit flies in an Indonesian mango production system”, which between 2010 and 2015 suppressed and maintained fruit flies in trial areas in Indramayu, West Java. That project’s primary aim was to evaluate the area-wide management concept in a new environment, so did not quantify or document improvements along the value chain.