Banana tissue culture: community dissemination pathways for delivery of high quality planting material to create markets for African farmers

Published on 22 June 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2008 | End Date: 30 November 2011

Overview

 

The over-arching project is led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with Bioversity International; Georg-August-University Gottingen, Germany, Institute de Recherche Agronomique et Zootechnique, Burundi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda and the University of Höhenheim, Germany.

 

The project focuses on: ensuring sustainable small-scale banana production in Eastern and Southern Africa, and optimizing use and preservation of banana biodiversity; to generate efficient market pathways to supply, cultivate and market high quality planting material to small-scale farmers through the promotion of novel and sustainable partnerships between farmers and private enterprises, which are supported by improved institutional policies.

 

Bioversity International was invited to contribute to the information dissemination aspects of the project, although due to delays this will be completed during the soon to be formally extended period to 30 Nov 2011.

 

 

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