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May 24th, 2018 / IITA

The banana breeding team at IITA in partnership with the national research team in Tanzania, has developed hybrids of one of the most popular cooking bananas in Tanzania and part of the East African Highland cooking banana called “Mchare.” These hybrids were bred with disease-resistant wild bananas and are high yielding with high levels of resistance against key pests and diseases.

This exciting new achievement has been developed as part of the five-year initiative Breeding Better Bananas, which seeks to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania. Read more