BBTV in Nigeria

  Banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are important food and cash crop in Nigeria. Banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) is a severe threat to banana production and the most economically important viral disease of banana and plantain worldwide (Kumar et al., 2011). The disease is caused by the banana bunchy top virus (BBTV,…

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Training workshop on BBTV control in Togo

A training workshop was organized on BBTD control at Cacaveli, Lomé, Togo. About 15 staff’s members representing ICAT and Crop protection and University of Lomé attended the workshop held on 2-April 2019. The training was carried into three sections Introduction to BBTD and control measures: about the BBTD disease, the…

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Building Regional Capacity to Contain Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) Spread in West Africa

A training workshop on “Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) diagnosis, surveillance and emergency response” was held 14 to 16 January 2019 at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. The workshop, sponsored by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (CRP-RTB), was attended by 20 participants from Togo – Direction de la Protection des Végétaux (DPV), Institut de…

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