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International Banana Symposium 2014

Introduction The International Banana Symposium, in parallel with the Davao Trade Expo (DATE), was held on 19- 22 November 2014 at the SMX Convention Centre, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, the Philippines and explored the subject “Davao: from local agriculture to global agribusiness”. The Symposium was co-organized by the Davao Chamber of Commerce and Bioverity […]

The resistant varieties are going a long way

Forging business partnership between Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI) and African Company to help sustain banana production threatened by a disease. In the picture are staff of TBRI and from the Council of Agriculture (COA) of Taiwan. On my right are: Ms Grace Lih-Fang Lin, Deputy Director General of COA, Mr Henry Murray, General Manager […]

Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

Agricultural scientists argue that systems research offers solutions to tackle poverty, hunger and environmental degradation together Agricultural scientists and researchers from over 30 nations gather for several days at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria, for the International Conference on Integrated Systems for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, which lasts March […]

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International Banana Symposium 2014

We are inviting everyone to join the International Banana Symposium 2014 back-to-back with DAVAO TRADE EXPO 2014 (DATE) on November 19-22, 2014 at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City Entrance to DATE 2014 is free. For details on how to have a more active and engaged presence during the DAVAO TRADE EXPO 2014 or International […]

IHC 2014 – ProMusa Symposium ‘Unravelling the banana’s genomic potential’

The sequence of the banana genome, recently unravelled, provides access to the plant’s over 36,000 genes, making it possible to identify those genes responsible for particular traits, such as disease resistance, dwarfism, fruit quality and many more, and open up many exciting new opportunities. The aim of the ISHS/ProMusa Symposium, held as one of the […]

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ISHS/ProMusa Symposium and call for abstracts

The ISHS/ProMusa Symposium that will be held as one of the symposia of the 29th International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 17-22 August, 2014. Deadline for abstracts is November 1st 2013. Banana acts as a starchy staple food crop for approximately 500 million people, particularly those in the least developed countries, where many poor […]

ISHS/Promusa Symposium: Unravelling the Banana’s Genomic Potential

We are pleased to announce the upcoming ISHS/ProMusa Symposium that will be held as one of the symposia of the 29th International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 17-22 August, 2014. Banana acts as a starchy staple food crop for approximately 500 million people, particularly those in the least developed countries, where many poor families […]

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