Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Market analysis of caraway seed

  • Author Rahman, A., Akbar,D., Timilsina, S., Trotter, T., Thomson, M., Bhattarai, S.
  • Publish date 2 April 2020
  • Type Report
  • Documents
  • Broadacre cropping

Summary

This paper investigates the current state of the international and Australian caraway market and explores the market opportunities for Australian caraway producers. It provides a baseline assessment of the global industry, using the limited information currently available, and identifies areas for further research.

The report is based on the data and literature available through secondary sources including the databases of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Trade Organization(WTO), United Nations International Trade Statistics Database (UN ComTrade) and the World Bank.

Projects

Spicing up Northern Australia with high-value condiment crops

Spicing up Northern Australia with high-value condiment crops

This project will undertake field trials to test the suitability of these spices to real-world operating systems and develop agronomic advice to support grower adoption. Through the direct involvement of farmers, advisers and commercial seed companies, this project will build the supply chain links needed to establish a new and viable industry for the North. Researchers will assess the market and supply chain opportunities available and the environmental and agronomic systems required for producers in northern Australia to adopt five high-value spice crops (cumin, caraway, black sesame, kalonji and fennel) to form the basis of a new industry to meet Australian demand and become an export opportunity. Data gathered in glasshouse trials by CQUniversity and AgriVentis Technologies has delivered the proof of suitability of these five-spice crops to advance research to field trial stage. Data gathered from this project’s field trials in the six different agro-ecological zones will allow for detailed assessments to be made of the suitability of these crops for wide-scale commercial production in northern Australia.

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