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George Mahuku

Senior Plant Pathologist

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Oyo Road

Ibadan, Oyo,

Nigeria

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Africa has complex problems that plague agriculture and people's lives. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty. Our award winning research for development (R4D) is based on focused, authoritative thinking anchored on t... more

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The Fungus that Could Destroy the Banana Industry

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Most bananas are grown as a staple crop by farmers in poor countries. [The new strain] is able to kill more than four-fifths of these bananas that many of these poor farmers rely on for food," said George Mahuku, a senior plant pathologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.


Intelligent Food Report

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(TR4) 1990 2013 George Mahuku 100


secondnexus.com

"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.


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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. Only one cultivar remained disease free after eight months," said Mahuku.


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