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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 […]

New Guide and factsheets for producing clean planting material of banana

Already available on line in four linguistic versions including Arabic, and soon on CD-ROM, this illustrated guide summarizes the key practices for producing clean planting material of banana with a high yield potential for smallholders, depending on the pests and diseases which are present. The guide is also designed to contribute to better planning of […]

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Goats and bananas to fight poverty

Bananas in central Uganda are a major staple and income source, supporting both rural and urban populations. Due to poor soils and high pest pressure farm households face increasing challenges to maintain banana productivity to capture income opportunities from nearby markets.  Inputs used traditionally (grass mulch, crop residue, and animal manure) have become scarce and […]