2004 INIBAP annual report

  • Document type : Report

  • Year of publication : 2005

  • Publisher(s) : INIBAP

  • Place of publication : Montpellier, France

  • Pages : 44

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : This year's Annual Report is divided into two sections. In the first section, we include four in-depth stories that illustrate different aspects of INIBAP's work to conserve and disseminate Musa genetic resources and to help people use Musa diversity to improve livelihoods. One story explains how farmers in the Bolivian hinterland are learning how to meet international standards for organic banana production - and in the meantime are gaining access to more profitable markets in the Bolivian capital, La Paz. The second story explains how INIBAP and its partners are learning from farmers in Africa which kinds of new variety they prefer and how they put them to use, either to substitute for traditional cultivars or to provide new economic opportunities. The third story recounts how Ugandan scientists are being empowered to use the latest tools of biotechnology to confer disease resistance on the traditional matooke varieties that provide the main staple food in their country. And the fourth story describes how Musa germplasm, originally collected in Asia and subsequently used in breeding programmes on the other side of the world, is now being brought back to countries like the Philippines in the form of improved varieties, reevaluated and put to use by smallholder farmers. The second half of the report provides a concise review, projectby- project, of INIBAP's collaborative research-and-development activities, including a summary of progress achieved by the PROMUSA breeders' network and the Global Musa Genomics Consortium, both coordinated by INIBAP.


  • Open access : Yes

  • PDF : open

  • Musalit document ID : IN050626_eng

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