ProMusa is a platform for scientific discussions on banana1 .

The website offers news, knowledge and information on bananas.
  • The raison d’être of the website is Musapedia: an online, collaboratively built compendium of knowledge on bananas. Part of its mission is also to disseminate practices and protocols to the wider community.
  • InfoMus@ is the section of the website where you will find news, blogs and announcements. It offers two types of news: analytical pieces that provide context to what is said about the banana in the media and scientific journals (News and analysis) and a selection of links to online news (Mediawatch). That is also where you will find a blog on the banana to which everyone can contribute (Under the peel) and stories about people and bananas told with photos (In pictures). If you work on bananas or study the plant, you will not want to miss our notice board (Announcements). To stay informed, subscribe to the InfoMus@ newsletter here.
  • The website also links to two databases: Musalit, the largest repository of references on banana and Musarama, the image bank on all things banana.

ProMusa is also present on Twitter.

ProMusa  has more than 850 members and is overseen by a steering committee. The day-to-day activities are managed by a secretariat provided by Bioversity International. To join the community and use its mailing list, send an email to

In alliance with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), a scientific symposium is organised every two years or so. The proceedings of the symposia are published as a volume in Acta Horticulturae.

1 Bananas is used throughout the website to refer to all types of bananas, including the cooking types, which are often confusingly called plantains.