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Status Report of Jackfruit Improvement in the Asia Pacific Region

October 31, 2012

The Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) has released a publication entitled Jackfruit Improvement in the Asia-Pacific Region-A Status Report. With an attempt to draw the attention of researchers and policy makers, the publication describes the production status of jackfruit in Asia-Pacific region; germplasm collection, characterization, conservation and utilization; varietal improvement; package of cultivation practices; diversified uses and value added products, and economics and marketing. It also highlights the future prospects and strategy for jackfruit production and utilization.

Download the full copy of the publication at http://www.apaari.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/10/Jackfruit-A-Success-Story_31-8-2012.pdf.