The detection tool is built in a mobile app called Tumaini – which means 'hope' in Swahili – and is designed to help smallholder banana growers quickly detect a disease or pest and prevent a wide outbreak from happening. Credit: CIAT

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s favourite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana pests and diseases. With an average 90% success rate in...

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Agricultural innovation in Tanzania

Ask the innovators: Which agricultural practices work best locally?

A new study by Bioversity International explores the power of ‘positive deviance’ in Tanzania. By working with highly successful farmers, this...

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