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By G. Blomme, B. Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten

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This publication addresses matters relating to intensification of banana-based cropping platforms within the (sub)humid highland components of Africa. the data that's awarded within the 28 chapters of the ebook relies on learn performed within the nice Lakes zone by means of CIALCA (Consortium for bettering Agriculture-based Livelihoods in significant Africa) and companions, and is prepared in six sections: banana germplasm (part 1), leading edge seed platforms (part 2), pests and illnesses (part 3), cropping platforms (part 4), postharvest use and nutrients (part 5), and know-how adoption and dissemination of data (part 6). This publication presents a priceless source for researchers, improvement actors, scholars and coverage makers in agricultural platforms and economics and in foreign improvement. It highlights and addresses key demanding situations and possibilities that exist in preserving and bettering the very important buffer functionality that bananas offer within the agricultural platforms of the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa. on hand In Print

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3 Cultivar distribution by use Beer cultivars generally dominate the Musa landscape in the study regions, except in North Kivu (see Fig. 3). In Rwanda, beer cultivars occupy about 67% of the banana landscape, followed by cooking cultivars (»22%), dessert bananas (»10%) and plantains, which cover only a meagre 1%. In Burundi, beer cultivars occupy about 57%, of the Musa landscape, cooking cultivars about 38%, dessert cultivars about 4% and plantains are absent. In South Kivu, beer cultivars also ranked highest in importance (»75% of Musa grown), followed by dessert bananas (»16%), plantains (»6%) and cooking cultivars (»5%).

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