project . 2017 - 2021 . On going

MUSA

Microbial Uptakes for Sustainable management of major bananA pests and diseases
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 727624 Call for proposal: H2020-SFS-2016-2
  • Funded under: H2020 | RIA Overall Budget: 3,987,400 EURFunder Contribution: 3,987,400 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Jun 2017
    End Date
    30 Nov 2021
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Nematodes and weevils of banana with Panama disease globally affect food security, causing yearly crop losses for many billion € in Canary Islands, Caribbean and Africa. These threats concomitantly affect crops in tropical and sub-tropical systems. In regions such as Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) millions of farmers rely on cooking banana, plantain and ensete as starch staple food crops and for income. Pesticides no longer represent a sustainable option for control, and many have been progressively withdrawn from use in the EU or are highly restricted, due to harmful effects on the environment and toxic residues. In SSA, where phytosanitary policies and regulations a...
Description
Nematodes and weevils of banana with Panama disease globally affect food security, causing yearly crop losses for many billion € in Canary Islands, Caribbean and Africa. These threats concomitantly affect crops in tropical and sub-tropical systems. In regions such as Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) millions of farmers rely on cooking banana, plantain and ensete as starch staple food crops and for income. Pesticides no longer represent a sustainable option for control, and many have been progressively withdrawn from use in the EU or are highly restricted, due to harmful effects on the environment and toxic residues. In SSA, where phytosanitary policies and regulations a...
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