The conference “Banana and Plaintain in Africa: Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact” will be held from the 5th-9th October, in Mombasa, Kenya.
The organisers from the conference website state:
“We are pleased to announce an Africa-based conference will focus on banana and plantain across Africa: lessons learnt and the way forward. There is an urgent need to target basic and applied research that connects to existing and emerging markets. This unique conference will be the first pan-African meeting to link research to markets in an African context. Results from this conference will change the way in which bananas are currently produced and marketed by providing a strategy to link state of the art research to new markets to stimulate trade”
Key priorities for the conference include:
* develop a strategy for the next decade to exploit banana research for African economic growth
* strengthen research partnerships to overcome production bottlenecks
* focus research on meeting the challenges of evolving production trends, emerging markets and trade networks