Transporting bananas in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Scientists race to halt banana catastrophe

Scientists, including Bioversity International banana specialists, are scrambling to find a cure for a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out...

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A bunch of local Banana (Musa spp.) Banana is a key species of Nepalese home garden. Credit: Bioversity International/Bipin Saugat

First ever banana crop contingency plan published

In 2013, the Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA) published the first contingency plan for banana production in Latin...

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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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