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INnovative DIagnostiCs for BANana paThogens Surveillance

Project description

Diagnosing banana diseases in the field

The banana plant is threatened by various diseases, which lead to significant yield losses in banana fruit production worldwide. Given that bananas are the most consumed fruit in Europe, the EU-funded INDICANTS project proposes to develop a number of tools that can be used directly on site to diagnose banana diseases caused by bacteria or fungi. In particular, a point of care diagnostics kit capable of detecting multiple pathogens at once is expected to significantly improve the efficiency of surveillance and plant disease management. The project's deliverables can be immediately implemented to improve the productivity of bananas and ensure food security.

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
Net EU contribution
€ 219 050,88
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 120 696,96