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Collection and evaluation of banana and plantain landraces in Africa

Code: 9781786769428
D. Karamura and W. Ocimati, Bioversity International, Uganda; G. Blomme, Bioversity International, Ethiopia; J. G. Adheka, University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), Democratic Republic of the Congo; C. Sivirihauma, Université Catholique du Graben (UCG), Democratic Republic of the Congo; D. B. Dhed’a, University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), Democratic Republic of the Congo; and E. Karamura, Bioversity International, Uganda

Chapter synopsis: This chapter provides a review of the processes involved in the collection and evaluation of banana and plantain landraces, the challenges and opportunities encountered and suggestions for the way forward.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0070.08
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Overview of banana and plantain landraces in Africa 3 Banana and plantain landrace diversity and its conservation in Africa 4 Access to and utilization of characterization and evaluation data for banana and plantain landraces 5 Challenges for the maintenance and conservation of collected landraces in Africa 6 Recommendations for addressing challenges and exploiting opportunities for sustainable development of Musa landraces in Africa 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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