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George Mahuku

Plant Pathologist

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

HQ Phone: (202) 473-8951

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

900 19th Street NW 6th Floor

Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20433

United States

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The CGIAR, established in 1971, is a strategic partnership of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations supporting the work of 15 international Centers. In collaboration with national agricultural research systems, civil ... more

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Pathologist

CIMMYT

Collaborating and Contributing Scientist

AFRICANCROPS.NET

Plant Pathologist

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

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About CIAT: Staff

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George Mahuku, Plant Pathologist


"Since its 'second coming,' TR4 has ...

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"Since its 'second coming,' TR4 has spread to Southeast Asia, then across thousands of miles of open ocean to Australia and finally, in 2013, to Africa… Its recent discovery in the Middle East and in Nampula, Mozambique, indicates that the disease is spreading and threatening bananas worldwide," senior plant pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, George Mahuku said.


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George Mahuku, a senior plant pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, told CNN in October if the disease spread through Africa, it could have a devastating effect on that continent's economy.


"Its recent discovery in the Middle ...

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"Its recent discovery in the Middle East and in Nampula, Mozambique, indicates that the disease is spreading and threatening bananas worldwide," George Mahuku, Senior plant pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, told CNN.

"It's a serious threat to livelihoods and food security in the Nampulaprovince, country and the continent, should it spread. In Africa, bananas are critical for food security and income generation for more than 100 million people," he added.
Not just the Cavendish
Even though the disease appears to have spread to just two plantations in Mozambique, the impact on the local economy is already severe: "The disease has already cost Matanuska, the company that owns the plantations, about $7.5 million. A total of 230,000 plants have been affected and destroyed. At the current rate of infection, the farm is losing 15,000 plants per week, translating to $236,000 per week," said Mahuku.
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Only one cultivar remained disease free after eight months," said Mahuku.


"Its recent discovery in the Middle ...

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"Its recent discovery in the Middle East and in Nampula, Mozambique, indicates that the disease is spreading and threatening bananas worldwide," George Mahuku, Senior plant pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, told CNN.

"It's a serious threat to livelihoods and food security in the Nampulaprovince, country and the continent, should it spread. In Africa, bananas are critical for food security and income generation for more than 100 million people," he added.
Not just the Cavendish
Even though the disease appears to have spread to just two plantations in Mozambique, the impact on the local economy is already severe: "The disease has already cost Matanuska, the company that owns the plantations, about $7.5 million. A total of 230,000 plants have been affected and destroyed. At the current rate of infection, the farm is losing 15,000 plants per week, translating to $236,000 per week," said Mahuku.
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Only one cultivar remained disease free after eight months," said Mahuku.

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