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

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This ebook addresses concerns concerning intensification of banana-based cropping platforms within the (sub)humid highland components of Africa. the knowledge that's provided within the 28 chapters of the ebook is predicated on study conducted within the nice Lakes quarter by means of CIALCA (Consortium for making improvements to Agriculture-based Livelihoods in vital Africa) and companions, and is prepared in six sections: banana germplasm (part 1), leading edge seed structures (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 offers a invaluable 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 holding and enhancing the important buffer functionality that bananas supply within the agricultural platforms of the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa. on hand In Print

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