Banana Research Network for Eastern and Southern Africa

BARNESA was established in 1994 by a group of ten countries of Eastern and Southern Africa to encourage cooperation between national research programmes recognizing the importance of banana and plantain in the internal economies of the region. The network was accepted and adopted by ASARECA (Association for strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa) as one of its constituent networks in 1995 and is now part of the ASARECA Staples Crop Program.

12 countries and 4 institutional members

Today, BARNESA is managed by a Steering Committee, made up of 12 countries and 4 institutional members.
The network seeks to increase the contribution of bananas to food security and economic growth within the region.

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