Research activities

Project title:  “Establishment of pilot sites for the strengthening of local seed systems and the validation of strategies for eradication and replanting of banana plantations infected by BBTV”

Funder:      Bioversity International
Duration:   5 years  (2013-2017)
Organization:    Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)


  • Testing and validation Musa seed systems in BBTV affected farms
  • Development of farmers’ knowledge based on symptoms and  practices aimed  at  BBTD management
  • Improved understanding of host-vector-virus relationships/ Epidemiology of  the disease
  • Awareness raising of different stakeholders (national officials, farmers’ organizations,..) / Involve Government support & other partners in BBTD management.

Project Title:  “Management of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW)”

Funder:      ASARECA
Duration:      1 year (until October 2013)
Organization:      Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)

Project Title:  “Creating awareness on BXW and BBTV”

Funder:          FAO
Duration:         2 years (2012-2013)
Organization:     Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)

The ISABU established a mother field garden for demonstration at Maparambo station in Cibitoke province.