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In Sudan, the area under banana cultivation is estimated to be around 19,000ha, with an annual production of 950,000tons (Productivity is around 50tons/ha). Banana has been grown traditionally (under low inputs) for a long time and well appreciated for its sweetly aromatic taste and high nutritive value. The common feature of banana production is a mixed- farm system and small holdings of pure stand, both dependent on irrigation from wells and rivers. By B.Bakhiet (PhD), Country Representative.