Banana Bunchy , a diseases that has been attacking bananas in Malawi for 3 consecutive years, has lowered banana production in the northen parts of Malawi.

Mzuzu Agricultural Development Division Office Program Manager, Wellington Phewa, said the virus continues to put much pressure on Malawi’s banana market.

Phewa said if nothing is done, bananas will extinct.

“We’ve lost a lot of banana plantains all over Malawi. Everybody knows. Actually Malawi is eating bananas from Tanzania and Mozambique. It is clear testimony that our resources have gone down. That’s a trend we want to reverse as quickly as possible,” he said.

For years now, banana farmers have resisted calls to cut and burn affected crops before replanting new and clean material.
, said the virus continues to put much pressure on Malawis banana market.

Phewa said if nothing is done, bananas will extinct.

“We’ve lost a lot of banana plantains all over Malawi. Everybody knows. Actually Malawi is eating bananas from Tanzania and Mozambique. It is clear testimony that our resources have gone down. That’s a trend we want to reverse as quickly as possible,” he said.

For years now, banana farmers have resisted calls to cut and burn affected crops before replanting new and clean material.

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