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Researchers embrace artificial intelligence to tackle the banana disease in Burundi

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Published Aug 5, 2022

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Scientists involved in finding solutions to a devastating banana virus in Burundi have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to assist.

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KIGALI, Aug 5 2022 (IPS) - A group of scientists involved in finding solutions to minimize the impact of a devastating banana virus in Burundi have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool for monitoring the disease. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) research shows that the Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD), caused by the Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV), is endemic in many banana-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The virus was first reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the 1950s and has become invasive and spread into 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Related IPS Articles Farmers in Senegal Adopt Farming as a Business to Beat Climate Change Fighting Loss of the Greater Mekong’s Prized Rosewood Forests Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks The disease has been reported in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Malawi, ...
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