A video of small farmers testimonies in the use of Giant Cavendish Tissue Culture Variant (GCTCV) in managing the threat of Foc TR4 in the Philippines.
This is an outcome of Bioversity/BAPNET-public private partnerships in mitigating the threat of Foc TR4.
These varieties were selected and shared by Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI) to Bioversity in the framework of BAPNET collaboration. Dr. Agustin Molina, BAPNET Regional Coordinator for Asia & Pacific of Bioversity International, led a public-private research programme in adapting GCTCV 219 and 218 in the Philippines, collaborating with the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research, DA-Region 11, UP Los Baños, PCAARRD, University of SouthEastern Phil (USEP), Bureau of Plant Undustry – Davao City, Lapanday Agriculture Development Corporation, banana growers & exporters association in the Philippines (PBGEA & MBFEA) and small farmers association, and now out scaled by the Department of Agriculture.
Read more about Panama Disease Management in Asia & the Pacific — http://banana-networks.org/Bapnet/