Researchers and farmers in banana field, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/P. de Santis

The effectiveness of knowledge sharing: The case of ProMusa, a global knowledge platform on banana

ProMusa is a global platform of scientists and other stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and know-how on banana. In...

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Banana cultivar infected with fusarium wilt, Australia. Credit: B.Cassey, courtesy of Musarama

A pathogen on the move: Fusarium wilt TR4 now in Africa

In late 2013, fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4) was found for the first time in Africa. Find out more in this Annual Report 2013 story.

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Diverse banana varieties for sale in Uganda. Credit: concretedreams.be, courtesy of Musarama

Preventing micronutrient deficiencies through vitamin A-rich bananas

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of acquired blindness in children and increased mortality from diarrhoeal diseases. Find out how Vitamin...

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Agustin Molina, on behalf of Bioversity International, receives an award from DA-BAR, the Philippines Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research. Credit: Bioversity International/V. Sinohin

Bioversity International banana work in the Philippines highlighted by key national partner

Bioversity International received a recognition award from one of our key national partners in the Philippines, the Department of Agriculture - Bureau...

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French Horn plantain> Credit: Richard Markam

The Democratic Republic of Congo home to one of the highest diversity of plantains in Africa

A series of collecting missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo reveals the extent of the country’s plantain diversity. Plantains are cooking...

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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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Bunch of Ruhuvia Chichi, a banana variety cultivated in the Solomon Islands. Credit: Gabriel Sachter-Smith, courtesy of Musarama

What is in a banana name?

Bioversity International’s global list of banana cultivar names hopes to help scientists sort out the crop’s taxonomy. Available on the ProMusa...

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Musa International Transit Centre. Bioversity International/R. Swennen

Noah's Ark for bananas

The Independent highlights the importance of the world’s largest collection of banana germplasm, held in trust in Belgium and managed by Bioversity...

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An edible and seedless Cavendish banana next to its ancestor, the wild species Musa acuminata. Credit: CIRAD/A.D'Hont

Al Jazeera writes about the need to diversify banana production

In a recent Al Jazeera article, Dr Stephan Weise, Deputy Director General of Research at Bioversity, explains the need to diversify banana production...

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Online mapping tool for analysis and planning receives international award

RTBMaps has been selected for a Special Achievement in GIS Award. This web-based GIS (Geographic Information Systems) tool, the result of a...

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