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Last Date 04 10 2013 00:00
Place Banana Resource Center - Kawanda, Uganda
Number of tickets50
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This event dubbed "writeshop" is an invitation to Staff and Students of the National Banana  Research Program to participate in a training to write articles for publishing scientific findings 


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  • from 03 10 2013 00:00 to 04 10 2013 00:00

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article thumbnailFarmers in the East African Highlands, centred on Uganda, depend on bananas as a staple food crop and a source of income. The harvest, however, is threatened by many pests and diseases that also...
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The vast majority of the bananas currently grown and consumed were not conventionally bred but are selections made over probably thousands of years from naturally occurring hybrids. Cultivated bananas are very nearly sterile and as a consequence are not propagated from seed but rather through vegetative propagation, primarily suckers as well as more recently micropropagated or tissue cultured bananas. These factors, very old selections, near sterility and vegetative propagation, mean that these bananas have not been genetically improved either for resistance or improved quality and are becoming increasing in affected by serious pests and diseases.

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