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In pictures

Using photos to tell stories about people and bananas

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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The oasis bananas of Oman

Friday, 04 December 2015
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The oases along Oman's Wadi Tiwi provide evidence of the impact of ancient trade on banana cultivation.
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The bananas of Pohnpei

Friday, 07 August 2015
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The small Micronesian island of Pohnpei is best known for its orange-fleshed bananas rich in precursors of vitamin A.
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The Hill Bananas of southern India

Tuesday, 02 December 2014
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Hill Bananas owe their name, and distinct flavour, to the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu in the southernmost part of the Indian peninsula.
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Enset, the 'false banana'

Tuesday, 03 June 2014
Ensete thumbnail Enset is a member of the same botanical family as the banana, but unlike its cousin it is not grown for its fruit but for its rhizome and pseudostem.
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EARTH's bananas

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Earth banana thumbnail When the founders of EARTH University bought the land on which to build a campus, the property included a commercial banana farm.
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Filming among the bananas

Friday, 05 July 2013
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Concrete Dreams spent a month in Rwanda and the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo shooting videos on marketing, nutritional and crop management
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The Indonesian triangle of banana diversity

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Indonesian Triangle thumbnail The area encompassing Sulawesi, the Maluku Islands and the Lesser Sunda Islands forms a triangle located at the intersection of the distribution of Musa acuminata subspecies whose genetic signature has been found in many cultivated bananas.
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