African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 805

Full Length Research Paper

Adverse impact of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt on farmers’ livelihoods in Eastern and Central Africa

Jackson Nkuba*
  • Jackson Nkuba*
  • Maruku-Agricultural Research and Development Institute, P.O. Box 127, Bukoba, Tanzania.
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William Tinzaara
  • William Tinzaara
  • Bioversity International, P.O. Box 24384, Kampala, Uganda.
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Gertrude Night
  • Gertrude Night
  • Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Rwanda.
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Nicholas Niko
  • Nicholas Niko
  • Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU), Burundi.
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Wellington Jogo
  • Wellington Jogo
  • Bioversity International, P.O. Box 24384, Kampala, Uganda.
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Innocent Ndyetabula
  • Innocent Ndyetabula
  • Maruku-Agricultural Research and Development Institute, P.O. Box 127, Bukoba, Tanzania.
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Leornard Mukandala
  • Leornard Mukandala
  • Maruku-Agricultural Research and Development Institute, P.O. Box 127, Bukoba, Tanzania.
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Privat Ndayihazamaso
  • Privat Ndayihazamaso
  • Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU), Burundi.
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Celestin Niyongere
  • Celestin Niyongere
  • Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU), Burundi.
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Svetlana Gaidashova
  • Svetlana Gaidashova
  • Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Rwanda.
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Ivan Rwomushana
  • Ivan Rwomushana
  • Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa, P.O. 765, Entebbe, Uganda.
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Fina Opio
  • Fina Opio
  • Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa, P.O. 765, Entebbe, Uganda.
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Eldad Karamura
  • Eldad Karamura
  • Bioversity International, P.O. Box 24384, Kampala, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 09 March 2015
  •  Accepted: 05 May 2015
  •  Published: 31 July 2015

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