Bio-shield protects banana crop from monsoon fury in Coimbatore India

Casuarina plantations at farm serve as a natural wind-breaker. The Hindu News/ In Coimbatore and its surroundings alone, banana is cultivated on 30,000 hectares with an annual production of 11 lakh tonnes of fruit. In order to help farmers, the institute on a trial basis took up planting of casuarina in four different banana …  

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Sudanese Bananas exports Dominate International Markets

Sudan Vision 6th/July/2013 In an interview with (Sudan Vision); Mahmoud Mohammed Samara, banana exporter, said they’re planning to increase banana production through growing it in the eastern part of Gezira state to export to international markets. He affirmed the presence of more…

Africa Feeding Africa through Agricultural Science and Innovation

Accra, Ghana – Every three years, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) convenes a continental gathering of all stakeholders involved in African agricultural development. This has come to be known as the Africa Agriculture Science Week. The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week will take place in Accra from 15 to 19 July. Bioversity […]

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Expert survey: Brief overview of the survey results

A total of 504 banana experts from around the world participated in an online survey conducted as part of the CGIAR Research Programme on Roots, Tubers and Bananas priority setting study between 18 January and 12 March 2013. The aim of the survey was to elicit the most important constraints limiting or reducing banana yields […]

Help set priorities for banana research

The banana priority setting exercise announced last December (Best bets for banana research) has launched one of the key elements of its strategy. The expert survey on major constraints to banana production and priorities for banana research is online. To access the survey, click on https://www.keysurvey.com/f/483143/1407/. The survey should take 20 to 25 minutes to […]

Best bets for banana research: priority setting to increase development impact

Which problems should scientists solve first and which solutions are more likely to have a positive impact on food security and livelihoods? Agricultural scientists often assign priorities to the many possible research options they can pursue. They also sometimes meet with scientists from other institutions to identify global productivity constraints and discuss approaches to address […]

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