Farmers participating in a focus group in Burundi. Credit: Bioversity International/F. Iradukunda

From agronomic practices to gender norms and agency in banana disease management

On the International Day of Rural Women, our researcher François Iradukunda reflects on how a new perspective on gender has changed the way he works...

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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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Orange-fleshed Fe'i bananas from the Pacific are rich in vitamin A precursors and an important source of good nutrition. The picture compares Karat Pwehu, one type of Fe'i banana, with while fleshed Utin Menihle, peeled and unpeeled.  Please credit: Bioversity International/L. Englberger

Mining banana biodiversity to reduce vitamin A deficiencies in East Africa

In this month’s DG Dialogues, M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, explains how swapping one variety of the most consumed food...

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Vitamin-A rich bananas. Bioversity International/P.Lepoint

Reducing micronutrient deficiencies with vitamin A-rich bananas in rural Eastern Africa

Beatrice Ekesa, post-doctoral fellow, Bioversity International, is working in Eastern Africa where banana forms an important part of diets. She...

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