ProMusa is a project to improve the understanding of banana and to inform discussions on this atypical crop1 .

Through its website, ProMusa offers news, knowledge and analyses on banana.
  • Musapedia is a compendium of knowledge on bananas.
  • 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, consult our notice board (Announcements). You can also subscribe to the InfoMus@ newsletter here.
  • ProMusa also maintains two databases: Musalit, a repository of references on banana and Musarama, the image bank on all things banana.

ProMusa is present on Twitter.

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

In alliance with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), ProMusa organized six scientific symposia between 1997 and 2018. The proceedings of the symposia were published as volumes 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.