Sad news

It is with great sorrow that we are announcing the death of Dr Jean Daniel NGOU NGOUPAYOU, Director of CARBAP (African Center for Research on Bananas and Plantains) who passed away on Thursday March 13, 2014 in Douala, Cameroon. Dr NGOU NGOUPAYOU acted as Director of CARBAP from January 2010. His biodata (document in French) are […]

Partagez vos connaissances sur les plantes

Participez à l’identification de plantes tolérantes au stress Bioversity International mène une enquête (date butoir 7 Février) pour évaluer les perspectives concernant les cultures tolérantes au stress. Cette enquête fait partie d’un effort pour documenter et attirer l’attention sur le rôle des cultures traditionnelles dans l’adaptation au changement climatique dans le cadre du projet sur […]

Share your crop knowledge

Help identify stress-tolerant species Bioversity International is conducting a survey (Deadline: 7 February) to assess perspectives from around the world on which traditional crops are tolerant of stressful growing conditions. This is part of an effort to document and draw attention to the role of traditional crops in climate change adaptation under the IFAD NUS […]

Le CARBAP recrute

Le Centre Africain de Recherches sur Bananiers et Plantains (CARBAP) recrute un Généticien et un Agro-économiste. La date limite de dépôt de candidature est le 5 Janvier 2014. La mission du CARBAP est de contribuer à l’amélioration durable de la sécurité alimentaire et du niveau de vie des populations en menant des recherches d’intérêt régional par […]

Musalit a fait peau neuve

Une nouvelle version de Musalit, la plus grande base de données bibliographiques sur les bananiers, a été récemment mise en ligne. La nouvelle interface permet un meilleur accès aux documents et possède de nouvelles fonctionnalités de recherche pour aider les utilisateurs à naviguer dans une base de données de presque 15 000 références. En plus […]

Towards a better access to literature on bananas

A new version of Musalit, the largest repository of references on banana, was recently put online. The new Musalit interface provides better access to documents and improved search functionalities to help users navigate the database’s close to 15,000 records. In addition to offering more search fields, it also makes it possible to refine the results […]

Second announcement of the ISHS/ProMusa Symposium: Unravelling the banana’s genomic potential

The upcoming ISHS/ProMusa Symposium will be held as one of the symposia of the 29th International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 17-22 August, 2014. Banana acts as a starchy staple food crop for approximately 500 million people, particularly those in the least developed countries, where many poor families are involved in its cultivation and […]

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Deuxième annonce du Symposium ISHS / ProMusa: Unravelling the banana’s genomic potential

Le prochain Symposium ISHS/ProMusa sera l’un des colloques du 29e Congrès international d’horticulture qui se tiendra à Brisbane, en Australie, du 17 au 22 Août 2014. La banane est une culture vivrière qui sert de féculent pour environ 500 millions de personnes, en particulier dans les pays les moins avancés où de nombreuses familles pauvres […]

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RTB partners on alert over the spread of Banana Bunchy Top Disease in West Africa

Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) of plantains and bananas is caused by a destructive virus which is very difficult to eradicate (see video) . While it has already been detected in at least 14 African countries, its impact in the affected regions is drastic: diseased plants are severely stunted and do not produce fruits. “BBTD […]

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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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