Rwanda Intensifies Fight Against Banana Disease
The government has stepped up efforts to control the banana xanthomonas wilt that has so far affected more than 2000 hectares of farmland.
Bananas remain the main crop both for daily consumption and national economy as it occupies more than 20 percent of the total cultivated land.
Focus, 19 November 2012
A visit to Buvumo cell, Mukura sector of Huye district in the South today, would leave one worried about how local people survive. Two years ago, banana farming was thriving.… Read more »
New Times, 4 November 2012
Banana Xanthomonas wilt has spread to 23 out of 30 districts in the country and has been declared a national threat by the Rwanda Agriculture Board. Read more »