Banana is a large, perennial plant growing around 8 metres tall. Looking somewhat like a tree, it is a herbaceous plant whose top growth dies after flowering, to be replaced by new growth from the rootstock. Bananas are a staple food and one of the most prolific of all food crops, producing more than cassava, and several times as much as wheat and potatoes They are one of the most commonly cultivated food crops in tropical and some subtropical regions of the world. The plant also has a range of medicinal and other uses.

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    1998-06-01 There are more than one hundred major species of fruits in the tropics, which make a very interesting contribution to the appetite as well as to good nutrition. These species vary in ecological requirements, in season of production, in yields, uses and, of course, in many other characteristics....
  2. 2009-07-06 Banana trees are very easy to grow for the gardener who likes delicious tree ripened tasty fruit, lush tropical foliage and the fastest growing - tallest of all flowering herbaceous plants. Ty Ty Nursery grows banana trees in fields just like row-crop farmers cultivate fields of cotton and corn....
  3. Banana trees are very easy to grow for the gardener who likes delicious tree ripened tasty fruit, lush tropical foliage and the fastest growing - tallest of all flowering herbaceous plants. Ty Ty Nursery grows banana trees in fields just like row-crop farmers cultivate fields of cotton and corn....
  4. Bananas & Plantains Cassava Other roots & tubers Potatoes Sweet potatoes
  5. 2018-04-12 Whether passing through, or invited into the home, it would take a visitor to any number of Myanmar’s Karen communities only a few minutes to realize the importance of agriculture. Small home gardens are common to nearly all households, and may be second only in occurrence to the pig that can be...
  6. AccessAgriculture Training Video Across the world, people eat bananas and plantains. While some prepare banana as part of their main meal, many just eat it as a fruit. Once harvested, bananas don’t keep long and are easily damaged during handling and storage. But it is possible to turn your...
  7. 2016-01-01 The 2015 Paris Climate Summit attempted to define specific actions related to the sequestration of atmospheric carbon, which continues to reach ever greater concentrations (currently over 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide). To curb climate change, 350 parts per million or less is regarded...
  8. 1998-02-19 Dr. Phil Rowe, with the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research (FHIA), has developed two robust hybrid bananas that are resistant to Black Sigatoka. These new hybrids are also resistant to Panama disease and tolerant of nematodes.
  9. Abstract,Agronomía Mesoamericana, 2017 The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge on cover crops and native vegetation mulches and the willingness to implement them by papaya, oil palm, and banana producers in Costa Rica. An evaluation instrument with twenty eight questions to be...
  10. 2016-04-12 Plantains and several banana varieties are mainly propagated through vegetative means. The slow rate of sucker multiplication is one of the major constraints to plantain production The usual process of sucker removal and transplanting has been observed to be inadequate and encourage infection...
  11. 2006-10-20 Food security in Burundi is under threat due to fears that an incurable banana disease, which has already been reported in several neighboring countries, could sweep across the nation.
  12. AccessAgriculture Training Video Learn how to spot banana weevils, how to keep them out of new banana fields and how to trap them. English French Tamil
  13. Sustainable Agriculture Research Elizabeth Langford, Patrick J Trail, Abram J Bicksler, Rick Burnette Abstract Smallholder farmers raising pigs in northern Thailand rely heavily on banana stalks as a fermented feed source, but struggle to reproduce banana plants fast enough to keep up with...
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  15. 2014-10-28 The Great Lakes region is a major production area of banana (Musa ssp.), with higher per capita consumption levels than anywhere else in the world, The region is home to the East African highland bananas (EAHB), which are an important food and cash crop for more than 30 million people in the...
  16. 2017-02-07 Updates on recognition and management of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in East Africa shared. Presenter : Dr. Alliy Saidi Mbwana is a Veteran Principal Agricultural Research Officer who worked with the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries on bananas for over 36 years initially as a...
  17. 2008-04-20 The technique described in this article is very practical and applicable in certain situations. For example, it is becoming very useful for us here in Gamboula, Central African Republic (CAR), to produce planting material to distribute to our agroforestry cooperatives. It would also be helpful as...
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  20. 2016-10-26 This document was originally prepared in response to hurricane Matthew in 2016. As organizations are responding to Hurricane Matthew damage in Haiti and in other parts of the Caribbean, they are developing short, medium, and long term plans of how to respond. With much of the damage in Haiti...
  21. Banana is a large, perennial plant growing around 8 metres tall. Looking somewhat like a tree, it is a herbaceous plant whose top growth dies after flowering, to be replaced by new growth from the rootstock. Bananas are a staple food and one of the most prolific of all food crops, producing more...
  22. Growing bananas does not take much effort, but it does require that you get a few things right when you first get started. Banana plants can offer many benefits: They make great windbreaks or screens, they can keep the sun of the hot western side of your house, they utilize the water and...
  23. Origin:Edible bananas originated in the Indo-Malaysian region reaching to northern Australia.

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