Public Private Partnerships in the management of Foc Tropical Race 4 in the Davao Region, Philippines

Bioversity with DA-RFU XI, Bureau of Plant Industry and DA-BAR project donors visiting the commercial farms in Davao City adopting the use of the Foc resistant somaclones GCTCV 218 and GCTCV 219 in their Cavendish plantations to manage Foc TR4.

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GCTCV 218 at Lapanday Food Corporation Farm in Guihing, Davao del Sur. In Photo: (1) Edwin Fabregar, Lapanday Operations Manager and Lapanday Field Managers; (2) Emily Fabregar, Lapanday Research Director; (3) Joell Lales, DA-BAR Planning & Development Head; (4) Agustin Molina, Bioversity Int’l

 

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GCTCV 218 at Dole Farm Cavendish Plantation at Calinan, Davao City. In Photo (1) Noel Perpetua, Dole Phils., Research Director and Dole Research Staff; (2) Susan Razo, DA RFU; (3) Lorna Herradura, Center Chief, BPI Davao; (4) Joell Lales, DA-BAR Head Planning & Dev’t ; (5) Gus Molina, Bioversity International

 

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GCTCV 219 at Lapanday Food Corporation Farm in Padada, Davao del Sur. In Photo: (1) Edwin Fabregar, Lapanday Operations Manager and Lapanday Field Managers; (2) Emily Fabregar, Lapanday Research Director; (3) Joell Lales, DA-BAR Planning & Development Head; (4) Lorna Herradura, Center Chief, BPI Davao City; (5) Agustin Molina, Bioversity Int’l

 

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Commercial tissue culture nursery of GCTCV 218 at Dole Philippines in Calinan, Davao City. In photo is Gina Escuadra of Dole Philippines and Gus Molina

 

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Discussing the successful outcomes of the DA-BAR project on the management of Foc TR4 using GCTCV 219 and GCTCV 218 with the owner of Mauro Farm at Calinan, Davao City. In photo is Mr. Jonas Mauro, farm owner, started planting GCTCVs in his Foc infested farm in 2012

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