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By G. J. Persley

"Banana and plantain are the fourth most crucial worldwide foodstuff crop and export commodity. Their creation presents a necessary resource of source of revenue for farmers in constructing international locations via neighborhood and overseas trade." learn initiatives, funded via the realm financial institution and its companions for the Banana development undertaking (BIP), have ended in interesting discoveries, contributed huge invaluable new wisdom, and validated robust collaboration and linkages that would proceed into the longer term. This booklet is a distillation of the entire documentation, highlighting the real results and affects of the study funded through BIP. BIP funded 18 study initiatives in 4 huge technical parts, biotechnology, germplasm assortment and characterization, plant development, and pest and ailment administration. It had major ambitions: 1. To advance and review more advantageous banana forms with export power, which might contain elevated productiveness and sturdy sickness resistance via traditional and nonconventional breeding thoughts. 2. To strengthen extra effective and built-in disorder administration practices.

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Conservative assumptions were used in the study, and additional analyses showed robustness of the results. This demonstrates that further investments in banana improvement research will be well justified. Conclusion BIP results have provided methods for transformation and regeneration of banana, and have moved worldwide banana producers closer to the reality of a disease- and pest-resistant transgenic banana. Considerable progress has been made in identifying new germplasm suitable for breeding, and ways have been developed to improve the breeding programs.

The BIP Secretariat was located in the Bank within the Agricultural Research and Extension Group (ESDAR). A Technical Manager was appointed with responsibility for Project implementation, supported by a Project Coordinator. Initial activities of the Bank in the first half of 1994 were the preparation and dissemination of a call for proposals, and the identification of members of a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). A review of current banana and plantain improvement programs was also commissioned by the World Bank and a report was prepared on the activities of the current banana improvement programs, and opportunities and innovative ideas identified that could be useful to exploit within the new Project (Buddenhagen, 1996).

Considerable progress has been made in identifying new germplasm suitable for breeding, and ways have been developed to improve the breeding programs. The independent impact assessment clearly indicates that the most important output from BIP is strategic new knowledge that can be used for future research and development projects. BIP has therefore made an important contribution in both the provision of research results, catalyzing collaborative activities and initiating an internationally competitive re-initiating an internationally competitive research grants program.

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