News, blogs, analyses and announcements on bananas

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News and analysis

One fungus, one name and the Sigatoka disease complex on banana

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 19 December 2017
One Fungus 70px Taxonomists have put an end to the practice of giving separate names to the sexual and asexual forms of pathogenic fungi.
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The hidden side of banana diversity

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Hidden Diveristy How three cultivar-rich but genetically homogeneous types of bananas came to dominate global production.
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Agroecology and the banana: from theory to practice

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Agroecology 70px How close (or far) are we from banana production systems inspired by agroecological principles?
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In pictures

Collecting bananas in Bougainville

Monday, 22 May 2017
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A collecting mission to Bougainville consolidates the reputation of the New Guinea region as an exceptional hotspot of banana diversity.
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The beer bananas of East Africa

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
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East Africa has a long tradition of brewing beer with bananas that were most likely domesticated for that purpose.
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Wild bananas of Northeast India

Friday, 20 May 2016
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The rainforests of Northeast India support a high diversity of wild bananas.
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Under the peel

The banana community mourns two of its members

Anne Vézina Friday, 21 April 2017
Mgenzi 70px The banana community lost two beloved members, Mgenzi Byabachwezi and Ramon Valmayor.
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TR4 as a driver of agroecological approaches in banana production

Jeff Daniells Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Ground Cover 70px Australian scientist shows how the TR4 incursion in Queensland is changing banana farming in the region.
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Dialogue on the future of plantain-based cropping systems

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Sylvain And Thierry 70px Dialogue between a supporter of agroecological approaches to intensify Plantain-based cropping systems and a sympathetic skeptic.
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