Green Gold: Implication of the gendered ownership of banana for crop disease management in Burundi


As one of the country’s most important crops for generating income and food for household consumption, in Burundi, banana is more than just another crop.

“Banana is a green gold in our community, given the way it produces a regular income for households year-round,” according to a male farmer attending a focus group discussion held in Gashoho commune in Muyinga province.