Photo of the Week: A Better Banana Industry in Uganda

January 27, 2012

The plantain-like banana called matooke is a staple of the Ugandan diet, but many farmers earn little to no income from their crop. With funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation, TechnoServe has helped more than 26,000 farming families improve the quality and quantity of their bananas and connect to higher-paying markets.

The plantain-like banana called matooke is a staple of the Ugandan diet, but many farmers earn little to no income from their crop. With funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation, TechnoServe has helped more than 26,000 farming families improve the quality and quantity of their bananas and connect to higher-paying markets.

As a result, smallholders have been able to turn their farms into businesses and the industry is on a sustainable path. Learn more about our work with matooke farmers.