Banana variety conserved at the Musa Germplasm Collection, Mbarara, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Global programme seeks to contain serious threat to the world’s bananas

FAO and partners including Bioversity International launch campaign against new Fusarium wilt strain that jeopardizes livelihoods reliant on the...

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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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CNN talks to Bioversity International about 'Panama disease' in bananas

Article by CNN highlights impacts in the market and features an interview with Bioversity International scientist to talk about alternatives against...

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Dr. Jacob van Etten welcomes particpants to banana disease management workshop. Credit: Bioversity International

Managing Panama disease in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

A toolbox for farmers to reduce banana yield loss caused by Panama disease, prevent its spread and promote awareness of this devastating fungal...

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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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New strain of banana disease arrives in Africa

Bioversity International and partners issue joint statement after a destructive strain of a banana wilt disease, that has devastated plantations in...

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