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dc.contributor.authorDubois, T.
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, D.L.
dc.contributor.authorKahangi, E.
dc.contributor.authorTuroop, L.
dc.contributor.authorNsubuga, E.
dc.identifier.citationDubois, T., Coyne, D., Kahangi, E., Turoop, L. & Nsubuga, E. (2006). Endophyte enhanced banana tissue culture: technology transfer through public-private partnerships in Kenya and Uganda. African Technology Development Forum Journal, 3(1), 18-24.
dc.description.abstractThe lack of clean planting material is a major constraint for banana production in East and Central Africa. When establishing new fields, tissue culture plantlets will reduce damage by banana pests and diseases. Pest infestation or reinfestation, however, remains a vital concern. Fungal endophytes, when inoculated into banana tissue culture plants, extend the benefits of clean planting material. Endophyte-enhanced tissue culture technology is being developed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Tissue culture production facilities in Uganda are in their infancy, while in Kenya the situation is more developed. Public-private partnerships between IITA and Agro-Genetic Technologies Ltd (Uganda), and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya) have recently enabled IITA’s project to make great progress towards bridging upstream research and downstream technology transfer. Additionally, unexpected synergisms have emerged through mutual exchange of information and experience. Based on IITA’s highly positive experience, such public-private partnerships should be introduced as early as possible in the developmental stages of activities to maximize the benefits to research for development.
dc.description.sponsorshipFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
dc.description.sponsorshipRockefeller Foundation
dc.subjectPublic- Private Partnership
dc.subjectTissue Culture
dc.titleEndophyte enhanced banana tissue culture: technology transfer through publicprivate partnerships in Kenya and Uganda
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.contributor.affiliationKenyatta University
cg.contributor.affiliationAgro-Genetic Technologies, Uganda
cg.coverage.regionEast Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.iitasubjectTissue Culture
cg.iitasubjectPost-Harvesting Technology
cg.iitasubjectPlant Breeding
cg.iitasubjectImpact Assessment
cg.iitasubjectFarm Management
cg.iitasubjectHandling, Transport, Storage And Protection Of Agricultural Products
cg.iitasubjectDomestic Trade
cg.iitasubjectFood Security
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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