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CTA. 1998. New on the Web. Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/49037
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PROMUSA (a Global Programme for Musa Improvement)
New partnership for improved Musa (bananas and plantains) PROMUSA (a Global Programme for Musa Improvement) is a research network created on the initiative of INIBAP and the World Bank. Launched in 1997, the network brings together researchers into thematic working groups such as genetic improvement, fusarium wilt disease, Sigatoka diseases, nematodes and viruses. Three key objectives founded the creation of the programme: to increase the productivity of bananas and plantains in a sustainable way, respectful of the environment, and with an emphasis more as subsistence food than for local and export markets; to promote the development of improved varieties of Musa and to disseminate them to producers through National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS); and to facilitate and encourage partnership between national systems, institutes and international agricultural research centres. PROMUSA's Website (http://www.inibap.fr/promusa/) carries general information about bananas and plantains, describes its programmes, and provides links to the multitude of sites covering bananas: producers associations, research centres, etc. Contact: Inibap, Agropolis Science Park, 34397 Montpellier cedex, France. Fax: +33 467 61 03 34 E-mail: email@example.com See also: Frison, E., Orjeda, G., Sharrock, S., editors, 1997 : A Global Programme for Musa Improvement. Proceedings of a meeting held in Gosier, Guadeloupe, March 5 ? 9, 1997. International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain, Montpellier, France / The World Bank, Washington, USA.