Exporting Lotus to Asia

  • 60 pages

  • Published: 1 Aug 2001

  • Author(s): Nguyen, QV, Dr, et al

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The Japanese alone use over 70,000 t annually, with a wholesale value of more than A$400 million. Domestic production in Japan is now falling due to increased pressure on agricultural land which has resulted in importation of more than 16,000 t of Lotus rhizome annually and which is valued at more than ¥1 billion, equivalent to approximately A$15 million. If Australia could provide just one percent of the Japanese wholesale market, we would earn A$4 million for our horticultural industry.

This report provides a range of information to assist growers, producers and exporters to take advantage of this new crop with technical advice being available on materials and methods, results of trials, demonstration and marketing requirements, which are focussed on Japanese markets.