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Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa

Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa

Enhancing Resilience and Productivity

Edited by G Blomme, Bioversity, Uganda, B Vanlauwe, Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, P van Asten, IITA, Uganda

November 2013 / Hardback / 268 Pages / 9781780642314 £90.00 / €115.00 / $170.00
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‘Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity’ addresses issues related to agricultural intensification in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa, based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa.

  • A: Preface
  • B: Acknowledgements
  • Part I: Musa Germplasm Diversity and Evaluation
  • 1: Plantain Collection and Morphological Characterization in Democratic Republic of Congo: Past and Present Activities and Prospects
  • 2: Musa Germplasm Diversity Status across a Wide Range of Agro-ecological Zones in Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 3: Banana Genotype Composition along the Uganda–Democratic Republic of Congo Border: A Gene Pool Mix for Plantain and Highland Bananas
  • 4: Analysis of Farmer-preferred Traits as a Basis for Participatory Improvement of East African Highland Bananas in Uganda
  • 5: Agronomic Evaluation of Common and Improved Dessert Banana Cultivars at Different Altitudes across Burundi
  • 6: Growth and Yield of Plantain Cultivars at Four Sites of Differing Altitude in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Part II: Novel Seed Systems
  • 7: Macropropagation of Musa spp. in Burundi: A Preliminary Study
  • 8: Challenges and Opportunities for Macropropagation Technology for Musa spp. among Smallholder Farmers and Small and Medium-scale Enterprises
  • 9: Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Growth of Banana Genotypes in Three Different, Pasteurized and Non-pasteurized Soils of Rwanda
  • 10: Indigenous Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Growth of Tissue-cultured Banana Plantlets under Nursery and Field Conditions in Rwanda
  • Part III: Banana Pests and Diseases
  • 11: Development of ELISA for the Detection of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum, the Causal Agent of BXW: Banana Xanthomonas Wilt
  • 12: Systemicity and Speed of Movement of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum in the Banana Plant after Garden Tool-mediated Infection
  • 13: Use of DNA Capture Kits to Collect Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum and Banana Bunchy Top Virus Pathogen DNA for Molecular Diagnostics
  • 14: Banana Xanthomonas Wilt Management: Effectiveness of Selective Mat Uprooting Coupled with Control Options for Preventing Disease Transmission. Case Study in Rwanda and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 15: Effect of Length of Fallow Period after Total Uprooting of a Xanthomonas Wilt-infected Banana Field on Infection of Newly Established Planting Materials: Case Studies from Rwanda and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 16: Distribution, Incidence and Farmer Knowledge of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt in Rwanda
  • 17: Xanthomonas Wilt Incidence in Banana Plots Planted with Asymptomatic Suckers from a Diseased Field Compared with Plots Using Suckers from a Disease-free Zone in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Part IV: Banana Intercropping Systems
  • 18: Coffee/Banana Intercropping as an Opportunity for Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi
  • 19: The Use of Trees and Shrubs to Improve Banana Productivity and Production in Central Uganda: An Analysis of the Current Situation
  • 20: Effect of Banana Leaf Pruning on Legume Yield in Banana–Legume Intercropping Systems in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 21: A Comparative and Systems Approach to Banana Cropping Systems in the Great Lakes Region
  • 22: Agronomic Practices for Musa across Different Agro-ecological Zones in Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda
  • Part V: Banana Use, Postharvest and Nutrition
  • 23: The Beer Banana Value Chain in Central Uganda
  • 24: Contribution of Bananas and Plantains to the Diet and Nutrition of Musa-dependent Households with Preschoolers in Beni and Bukavu Territories, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Part VI: Surveillance, Adoption and Communicating Knowledge
  • 25: Processes and Partnerships for Effective Regional Surveillance of Banana Diseases
  • 26: Adoption and Impact of Tissue Culture Bananas in Burundi: An Application of a Propensity Score Matching Approach
  • 27: Communication Approaches for Sustainable Management of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt in East and Central Africa
  • 28: A Global Information and Knowledge Sharing Approach to Facilitate the Wider Use of Musa Genetic Resources

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