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Best bets for banana research

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 18 December 2012
RTB
Which problems should scientists solve first and which solutions are more likely to have a positive impact on food security and livelihoods?
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Las mejores apuestas para la investigación del banano

Leila_Er-rachiq Tuesday, 18 December 2012
¿Qué problemas deberían solucionar los científicos en primer lugar y cuáles de estas soluciones tienen más posibilidades de tener un impacto positivo en la seguridad alimenticia y en el sustento de vida de los agricultores?
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Les meilleurs paris pour la recherche bananière

Leila_Er-rachiq Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Quels problèmes doivent résoudre en priorité les scientifiques et quelles sont les solutions les plus susceptibles d'avoir un impact positif sur la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens de subsistance?
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Growing Cavendish in the presence of TR4

Anne Vézina Monday, 10 December 2012
Giant Cavendish Tissue Culture variant 105(GCTCV_105) plants
Farmers are using Chinese leeks and Cavendish somaclonal variants to cope with Fusarium wilt.
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Farmer Field Schools that keep on giving

Anne Vézina Monday, 03 December 2012
George Ouma
Farmer Field Schools and hard work pay off for Kenyan farmers resisting the spread of Xanthomonas wilt.
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RTB gathers steam

Anne Vézina Thursday, 22 November 2012
RTB
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Officially launched in January, the Roots, Tubers and Bananas CGIAR Research Program is up and running and looking to the future.
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Ordering bananas online

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 18 July 2012
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Ordering material from the International Transit Centre in Belgium has just become easier.
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First glimpse at the banana genome

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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The genome sequence is expected to provide genetic tools to help overcome obstacles to conserving, breeding and sustainably producing bananas.
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A life dedicated to bananas

Anne Vézina Monday, 25 June 2012
André Lassoudiere
After working on bananas for more than 40 years, André Lassoudière continues his love affair with the world’s most popular fruit in a series of books written for the French-speaking market.
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With a little help from (functional) biodiversity

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 03 April 2012
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CIRAD scientists take on the challenge of restoring ecosystem services and meeting farmers’ needs.
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Battling an invisible enemy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Uptake of fluorescent peptide by Radopholus similis
Different approaches to controlling nematodes without nematicides.
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The Pacific connection

Anne Vézina Thursday, 22 March 2012
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Efforts to conserve Pacific bananas aim to raise awareness on their importance and shed light on their tangled history.
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Hawaiian bananas then and now

tvidal Thursday, 16 February 2012
Image Bananas that have all but disappeared from farmers' fields live on in a meticulously documented and beautifully illustrated book.
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Knowledge is not enough

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Image In Burundi, when it comes to controlling bunchy top, knowledge does not automatically translate into action.
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Handle with care

tvidal Monday, 28 November 2011
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An IITA scientist cautions against promoting tissue-culture plantlets as a stand-alone technology.
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