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Farmer-friendly method controls banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease

Bioversity International, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative under the umbrella of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas are collaborating on efforts to get banana farmers in East and Central Africa to adopt new and simpler approach to contain the devastating disease caused […]

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How can we produce more manure on-farm for our bananas?

Throughout East Africa farmers prefer manure as the best alternative to make bananas more productive.  Yet, many smallholders don’t have the land or capital to raise cattle. A just completed publication for farm households and field organizations details the experiences of farm households in Central Uganda in producing more manure on farm on-farm for their […]