Banana farmers in Burundi. Credit: Bioversity International/F.Iradukunda

How does gender influence banana disease management?

New research by Bioversity International is studying how women and men control and manage banana cropping systems in Burundi, and how this can...

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Joy Mugisha in her home seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Turyatemba

Banking on diversity and knowledge-sharing – the story of one of Uganda’s best farmers

One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her...

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Banana diversity at the East and Central Africa Musa Germplasm Collection, Mbarara, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Working with farmers to fight crop disease

Livelihoods in East and Central Africa are seriously threatened by Banana Xanthomonas Wilt, a devastating disease causing up to 100% yield loss and...

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Banana diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Sardos

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest...

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30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

KU Leuven, Belgium – The world’s largest banana genebank managed by Bioversity International, celebrated today its 30th anniversary with an event...

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Cryopreservation – Safeguarding crops for millennia

Cryopreservation consists of storing plant material in liquid nitrogen at -196 °C. A new video explains how Bioversity International is using...

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Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo and Elwyn Grainger-Jones, CGIAR Executive Director signing the agreement. Credit: Belgium Development Cooperation

Belgium signs cooperation agreement with CGIAR

On 7 December 2016, Belgium signed a cooperation agreement with CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR research is...

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Dr. Eldad Karamura, Bioversity International Regional Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa, welcomes President Museveni to the first Banana Farmers Day in Bushenyi, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Turyatemba

Uganda President Museveni officiates at Bioversity International Banana Farmers Day

Banana is a very important source of food and income in Uganda. Bioversity International and NARO organized the first Banana Farmers’ Day, which was...

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Booth exhibit of MAURO FARMS - farm collaborator of Bioversity International with its NARS partners, DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research, Bureaau of Plant Industry and DA-REgion XI, displaying fruits of the Fusarium wilt resistan varieties GCTCV 218 and GCTCV 219. Credit: BAPNET

Tackling banana disease in the Philippines

Fusarium wilt management was a key topic at the Philippines Banana Congress held in Davao on 6-7 October 2016. Bioversity International’s Agustin...

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Banana plantation worker in Colombia. Credit: CIAT/N. Palmer

Crank it up! Researchers discover that banana plants enjoy thermotherapy

Bioversity International and other CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas scientists have discovered several thermotherapy-related...

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