Irradiation has the
potential to solve phytosanitary problems related to trade
in South Asia. In general, it is the phytosanitary treatment
most tolerated by fresh agricultural commodities.
Irradiation technology is available in some countries of the
region but is only used for phytosanitary purposes for
mangoes in India exported to the
United States of America
since 2007. In this review, we
analyze the literature on phytosanitary irradiation, present
the protocol for exporting irradiated Indian mangoes,
suggest possibilities for the technology in South Asia and
discuss further research needs.