What factors impact the adoption of postharvest loss-reduction technologies in mangosteen supply chain?

August 03, 2023 | Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity |

Conducted by IPB University, Indonesia, this study delves into the complex landscape of mangosteen, a high-value export fruit facing significant postharvest losses (PHL) impacting the national economy. Employing a structural equation model and in-depth interviews, the research uncovers key determinants influencing the adoption of postharvest loss-reduction technologies. For farmers, capabilities, infrastructure, and financial access emerge as critical factors. Middlemen are influenced by infrastructure and risk perceptions. Exporters prioritize customer specifications, food safety standards, and technology availability. Retailers closely associate technology adoption with quality consistency, buyer preferences, and risk considerations. The study not only sheds light on the multifaceted challenges within the mangosteen supply chain but also proposes strategic initiatives and policies to foster the adoption of technologies, paving the way for sustainable postharvest practices. Read more