About Banana

Working Group Banana, under Division Tropical and Subtropical Fruit and Nuts, brings together Musa researchers spanning all disciplines with the overall goal of ensuring the long-term conservation and increased use of Musa diversity globally. With over 1000 members, the Working Group works in the thematic areas of conservation, germplasm health, diversity, evaluation, information and documentation, genomics and bioinformatics, pests and diseases, production systems and value chains. The Working Group partners with MusaNet, established in 2011, a global banana network for collaboration among these thematic groups and portal for related news, publications and capacity building (www.musanet.org). Our vision is to develop healthier and diversified sustainable banana production systems to improve peoples' livelihoods by safeguarding and mobilizing the potential of Musa diversity. The Working Group also organizes the ISHS International Symposia on Banana and its Acta Horticulturae proceedings.

To join this Working Group sign in to your ISHS user account, navigate to "Working Groups" and tick the box "Member" next to "Working Group Banana" before confirming the update with the button in the bottom of the page.

Dr. Nicolas Roux
Bioversity France
Parc Scientifique
Agropolis II
34397 Montpellier Cedex 5