Rwandan Farmers to Counter Losses With New Banana Varieties
The distribution of the new variety of bananas is an attempt to improve production and fight disease in one of the country's main crops. The new varieties are reportedly resistant to bacterial wilt, a common disease known to decrease yields.
New Times, 15 February 2018
A new variety of highly productive banana plants will be distributed to farmers starting next month in a bid to improve banana production and fight disease in one of the priority… Read more »
East African, 28 January 2018
Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture will introduce new banana varieties that are resistant to bacterial wilt to mitigate the effects the disease, which has spread across large swathes… Read more »
Bananas getting cleaned for packaging (file photo).