African organizations unite to address the threat of a dangerous form of Fusarium wilt of banana

Following the introduction of Foc TR4 in a commercial plantation in Mozambique (see  FoC TR4 found in Africa ), an  African consortium of international researchers and growers, backed by policymakers in regional blocs of eastern and southern Africa has declared “war” against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 (Foc TR4), a highly pathogenic form of the banana Fusarium wilt, previously confined to Asia, but recently introduced to a farm in northern Mozambique. Read more