Innovation in banana cropping systems

Some 80% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for a living. In the North-West, near Lake Victoria, banana is the most important staple crop. The majority of production however is through subsistence farming rather than commercial production. By introducing new banana varieties and providing training on technical management as well as marketing skills, the Belgian Banana cropping project aimed to improve the livelihoods of banana farmers in the region. After four years, the results are visible: banana bunches are twice as big and farmers are selling the surplus to other regions in Tanzania and even abroad.

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  1. joop Tammenga
    joop Tammenga says:

    hey I'm for Suriname. and I have my own farm. can you give me some advice. or were I can find some??

  2. samson bassey
    samson bassey says:

    Hello there! My name is Samson Ekpenyong Bassey from Nigeria and I am a farmer. I've been trying to get good species of bananas and plantain, then I saw your spec. I will be grateful if I can get a few samples. my email is agasament@gmail.com, Facebook is Samson Ekpenyong Bassey, WhatsApp contact is +2348034050038. looking forward to hear from you. Thanks in anticipation.

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