This unique project seeks to improve the production and productivity of banana in Tanzania and Uganda, through the development and delivery of hybrid banana varieties that are expected to have 30% higher yield compared to the current varieties grown by farmers
under the same conditions.
To achieve its aims, the project has been structured around five strategic goals and one management goal
arranged as Work Packages
Enhanced host plant resistance to major pest and disease constraints through improved pathogen identification and accelerated early stage screening of resistance
Understanding the genetics of key traits is crucial to accelerate progress in breeding. We use genetic and genomic tools to develop molecular markers