Building a More Resilient Banana Industry

Since November 2017, 18 grants have been awarded to commercial banana producers, universities, BANANAMOZ (the association of commercial banana producers) and other parties, which can be divided into Prevention, Containment, Replanting and Research grants.

  • Prevention, Containment or Replanting grants are used to implement activities to prevent and contain infestation of the banana diseases or to restore the economic potential by replanting areas that have been destructed due to infection.
  • Research grants are used to support important research on topics ranging from finding tolerant banana varieties to developing testing kits to establishing the socio-economic impact banana diseases have on communities across Mozambique.

By testing and licensing resistant varieties, building fences around farms and establishing monitoring systems, the Banana Industry Grants Facility is enabling the Mozambican banana industry  to combat the current Panama Disease and BBTV outbreaks and prevent further contamination.

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