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Market analysis of sesame seed

Market analysis of sesame seed
  • Author Rahman,A., Bhattarai, S.,Akbar,D., Thomson,M.
  • Publish date 3 February 2020
  • Type Report
  • Documents
  • Horticulture

Summary

This paper investigates the current and future trends of the international sesame market and explores the market opportunities for Australian sesame producers. It provides a baseline assessment of the global industry based on currently available information and identifies areas for further research to address gaps in market information.  Sesame is an oilseed crop which mainly grows in tropical and subtropical regions. The uses of sesame are diverse, from direct consumption as food to an ingredient in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

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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