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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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Dr. Patricio Faylon Retires from PCAARRD

Dr Patricio Faylon retired as Executive Director of  Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, a funding, planning and coordinating council of the Department of Science and Technology (PCAARRD-DOST)  effective February 1, 2015, after a long, prolific and outstanding service to PCAARRD and the Philippine NARS.  During his watch at PCAARRD, […]

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 […]

An inconvenient truth about the Cavendish industry in Asia and the Philippines

A catastrophic dilemma is now lurking in the midst of Asia’s banana industry. The deadly Fusarium wilt (Panama wilt) Tropical Race 4 (TR4) disease has long emerged in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. But of late, aggressive spread has been reported specifically in the Philippines and China, two major Cavendish producers in the […]

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