Seed fund
USD 15.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 10.000
Execution time
36 Months
Total Amount:
USD 85.000
Participating countries:
Colombia Colombia Ecuador Ecuador United States United States
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 18% Other agencies 71% Counterpart Amount 12%

Executive Summary

Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Race 4 Tropical is a threat to the production of bananas and bananas in Latin America and the Caribbean, for this reason it is important to articulate actions between countries that allow the containment, prevention and control of the spread of the pathogen in the continent. This report presents the summary and conclusions of the working groups developed in the Workshop: “Research agenda for the exclusion, prevention and management of outbreaks of the tropical race 4 of Fusarium (R4T) in the cultivation of Musaceas de América Latin and the Caribbean (LAC) ” developed on November 7 and 8, 2019 in Bogotá - Colombia. The workshop was attended by 85 people among experts, technicians, researchers and regional authorities and brought together the Institutes or Research Centers (INIAs), National and / or Regional Plant Protection Organizations of the countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú and the Dominican Republic. In addition, international research institutions such as Bioversity, CIRAD, CIAT and University of Florida were included. The conclusion of the workshop indicates the need for countries to work on five common pillars: Exclusion, Diagnosis, Evaluation and development of resistant materials, Epidemiology and Integrated crop management that allow time to be gained while advancing in obtaining technologies that mitigate the impact of Foc R4T in the region.

Attended institutions:

  • University of Florida (IFAS) – United States of America,
  • Empresa Brasileña de Investigación Agropecuaria (Embrapa) – Brasil,
  • Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Abastecimiento – Brasil,
  • Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) - Colombia,
  • Agencia de Regulación y Control Fito y Zoo sanitario (AGROCALIDAD) - Ecuador,
  • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Vegetal (SENASA) - Peru,
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica,
  • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad e Inocuidad Agropecuaria (SENASA) - Honduras,
  • Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria (IPSA) - Nicaragua,
  • Ministerio de Agricultura (Agricultura RD) - Dominican Republic,
  • Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad e Inocuidad Agroalimentaria (OIRSA),
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agropecuaria y Forestal (INIAF) – Bolivia,
  • Centro de Investigaciones del Banano (Cenibanano) - Colombia,
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) – Ecuador,
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA) - Perú,
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica,
  • Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA) - Costa Rica,
  • Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA) - Honduras,
  • Instituto Nicaragüense de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) – Nicaragua,
  • Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria (IDIAP) - Panama,
  • Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF) – Dominican Republic,
  • Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) – Colombia y Alianza CIAT – Bioversity,
  • Centro de Cooperación internacional de Investigación Agronómica para el Desarrollo (CIRAD),
  • Grupo Acon – Costa Rica,
  • Asociación de Bananeros de Colombia (Augura) - Colombia,
  • Dole Tropical Products,
  • Asociación de Bananeros de Magdalena y La Guajira (ASBAMA) - Colombia,
  • Agropecuaria Punta Larga – Venezuela.


Technical report of the workshop that will serve as the basis for the recognition of capacities and strengths of the Latin America and the Caribbean research institutions, and support for the development of a regional research proposal that articulates the countries and institutions to face the threat from the presence of Fusarium R4T.

Proposal for a regional strategy for capacity building and research in tropical Fusarium race 4 for Colombia and Ecuador.


Researchers and technicians from National Research Institutes or centers (INIA), National and / or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (NPPO and RFPO), from the countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua , Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic. In addition, from international research institutions: Bioversity, CIRAD, CIAT and the University of Florida.

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Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA) - Colombia
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) - Ecuador
  • BID Invest (BID Invest)

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With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)