Banana fungal & bacterial wilt (Foc/Bacteria)

Project goal

To improve understanding of the epidemiology of banana wilts within the context of an interregional hamonization of approaches to control these diseases.

Expected outcomes

  • Information on the epidemiology and management of fungal and bacterial wilts in different regions harnessed to develop best management practices
    and avoidance strategies
  • Banana susceptibility to wilt strains/races mapped and resistant varieties identified.
  • Science-based tools to ensure country readiness for exclusion and containment in the areas where the wilts are not yet present developed and

Project locations:

Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda


Mahuku, George (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 01 January 2017
End: 31 December 2022

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