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Museveni to offer land to Indian banana stem processor

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to provide land in Mbarara to prospective Indian Investors who are proposing to set up a factory that uses banana stems to produce liquid fertilizer, thread, cloth, and biogas. The President made the commitment on Friday while meeting the …

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`Incredible’ GMO banana with edible skin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fruit farmers in Okayama, Japan, have managed to make peeling a banana optional by developing a special variety with edible skin. The peel of their “Mongee Banana” is not particularly tasty, but it is considerably thinner and far less bitter than that of regular …

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Experts give banana new look

By Maya Prabhu Uganda is one of the world’s top banana-growing countries, producing as many as 10 million tonnes of the fruit each year, but the banana market is under-exploited. Its potential to act as a bastion of food-security and create lucrative openings for ambitious entrepreneurs requires innovation in the …

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Tooke project excites banana conference

By Patrick Kagenda From October 5 to 9, a conference bringing together over 60 banana growing countries from Africa and the Caribbean was held in Mombasa, Kenya under the theme: Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact. Over 450 people attended the conference organised by the International Institute of Tropical …

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