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March 6th, 2015 / SciDev.net

7660AB8D39D9D3F004D2C428BEA9881AA five-year project that aims to improve banana farming in Tanzania and Uganda by creating high-yielding and disease-resistant banana hybrids is to begin trials in June. The project, which received US$13.8 million funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in October last year, aims to develop banana varieties for smallholder farmers in the two countries where banana is a staple food for millions of people. Read more