The distribution of badnavirus-infected Musa germplasm from the International Transit Centre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

  • Chapter Authors : Geering, A.D.W.

  • Document type : Conference paper

  • Year of publication : 2009

  • Conference : International ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Recent Advances in Banana Crop Protection for Sustainable Production and Improved Livelihoods, White River, South Africa, 2007/09/10-14

  • Book title : Acta Horticulturae 828

  • Editors : Jones, D.R.; Van den Bergh, I.

  • Publisher(s) : ISHS

  • Place of publication : Leuven, Belgium

  • Pages : 85-88

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : The original publication is available at

    Bioversity International is reviewing its moratorium on the distribution of virus-infected Musa germplasm from the International Transit Centre (ITC), and the ProMusa Crop Protection Working Group has been invited to comment on policy changes. This paper was written to form a basis of discussion among the working group members during the ISHS/ProMusa symposium. It argues that the distribution of Musa germplasm should be guided by the International Plant Protection Convention, which states that it is the responsibility of the importing country, not the exporter, to impose the phytosanitary measures. There may be special circumstances where the release of badnavirus-infected germplasm from the ITC could be justified. (Author's abstract).


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  • Musalit document ID : IN090582

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