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Improvement of Banana for Resistance to Banana Bacterial Wilt Disease in Africa

Bananas and plantains are an important food source for over 100 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the east African highlands and most of the Great Lakes region, bananas are a major staple food and a source of income for over 50 million smallholder farmers. East Africa produces 16.4... Read more

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Partners working on the Bacterial Wilt Resistant Banana project met in July 2012 in Kampala to review progress made and also plan for 2012 and 2013 activities. The project, which is a partnership between AATF, National Agricultural Research Organisation of Uganda and the International Institute of

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Banana bacterial wilt, a disease caused by Xanthomonas bacteria, is so devastating to banana and...

Ugandan farmers are faced with the pest and disease burden affecting most banana species grown...

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