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In pictures

Using photos to tell stories about people and bananas

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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A Pacific culinary experience

Monday, 17 December 2012
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In the South Pacific country of Vanuatu, the national dish is a hearty pudding called laplap.
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Special edition on the ProMusa photo contest

Monday, 23 July 2012
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For the first ever ProMusa photo contest, a panel of four judges selected the 10 best photos among the more than 300 received.
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The puzzling bananas of Solomon Islands

Monday, 27 February 2012
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An archipelago nation situated to the east of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, like its neighbour, is host to a rich diversity of bananas.
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Ornamental bananas made in Brazil

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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The market for ornamental bananas will soon have a new player when Embrapa, the Brazilian agricultural research corporation, starts releasing its creations.
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The organic bananas of Peru

Monday, 18 July 2011
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Growing organic bananas for export is a booming business in Peru.
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The workings and impact of a world-class collection

Monday, 07 March 2011
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A Bioversity study documents and assesses the performance of the International Transit Centre (ITC) in conserving and distributing Musa germplasm.
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