Tag Archives: Cavendish Bananas

Banana Planter in Davao City Benefits from the Resistant Banana Variety

Agricultural R4D (Research for Development) is about making sure that research outputs reach our end users, the farmers. It is not about publishing only in scientific journal, but also ensuring that it is relevant in solving farmers’ problems, and it is followed through the value chain until it reaches farmers and create impact on their […]

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Varieties Resistant to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense is commercially used in the Philippines against Panama Disease epidemics

The article in the following link states that the first resistant Cavendish banana has been developed through GMO approach. This article is inaccurate — http://www.freshplaza.com/article/185084/World-first-Panama-disease-resistant-Cavendish-bananas-developed#.Who9IfKRFLw.facebook The Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI) developed resistant Cavendish since the mid 90s to address Foc TR4 problem that beset Taiwan banana industry since 1967. The Taiwanese breeders employed selection […]

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Fusarium Wilt in Vietnam

Two years ago (November 2015), I went to visit northern Vietnam with Dr Tranh of FAVRI and Dr. Chao of TBRI. We visited a 300-hectare plantation of Tall Williams in Lao Cai province, a hilly plantation in the border of Vietnam and Yunnan province of China. It was a very panoramic plantation curbed on the […]

Research and production experiences in Asia suggest that Panama disease (Foc TR4) will not destroy the Cavendish banana industry

Dr. Agustin B. Molina Bioversity International/Banana Asia Pacific Network Western media is fixated with reporting that Panama Disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc TR4) will lead to the disappearance of Cavendish bananas from supermarkets. This is in reaction to certain researchers predicting the unavoidable incursion of the fungus into Latin American banana […]

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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 […]

NEW CAVENDISH VARIETIES TO MANAGE FUSARIUM WILT IN THE PHILIPPINES

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 […]

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Japanese market accepts Fusarium wilt resistant Cavendish banana variety

    “With optimization ofharvesting time and ripening protocol, innovative packaging of clusters of 4-5 fingersand differentiated branding, a newly introduced Fusarium resistant banana variety gains acceptance in the Japanese market,” Dr. Agustin B. Molina of Bioversity International-Asia and the Pacific Office reported. ‘GCTCV-219’ (for Giant Cavendish Tissue Culture Variant) is a variety with good […]

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