African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6589

Full Length Research Paper

Banana pest risk assessment along banana trade axes running from low to high altitude sites, in the Eastern DR Congo and in Burundi

Guy Blomme
  • Guy Blomme
  • Bioversity International, P.O. Box 5689; Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
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Walter Ocimati
  • Walter Ocimati
  • Bioversity International, P.O. Box 24384, Kampala, Uganda.
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Serge Amato
  • Serge Amato
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kalambo Research Station, Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Alexandra zum Felde
  • Alexandra zum Felde
  • Independent Consultant, Germany.
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Muller Kamira
  • Muller Kamira
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Mariam Bumba
  • Mariam Bumba
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Liliane Bahati
  • Liliane Bahati
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Daniel Amini
  • Daniel Amini
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Jules Ntamwira
  • Jules Ntamwira
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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  •  Received: 16 June 2020
  •  Accepted: 27 July 2020
  •  Published: 30 September 2020

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