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Bananas accross central Africa under attack from two diseases

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Two diseases, banana bunchy top virus and bacterial wilt, are infecting banana crops across central Africa, putting about 30 million people at risk in regions where it is a staple.

"At a meeting in Tanzania last week on the crisis, agricultural experts urged farmers to use pesticides or switch to resistant varieties, according to reports from the meeting by BBC News and Reuters.

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the world’s leading network of agricultural research centers, recommended “excavating entire banana fields and treating them with pesticides, or burning the plants.”

 
 

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