For the coming five years, Dioraphte Foundation is making available over 1.7 million Euros for the banana research of Wageningen UR. Part of this will be used for a research project which will start soon. The larger part of the sum will be used to fund a depth study within the current banana research.
Dioraphte has previously been involved in the banana research led by Gert Kema, a banana expert at Wageningen UR. At the start of the research for the fungal disease Black Sigatoka in the period 2007-2009, The foundation provided a financial boost for the Wageningen UR research. Dioraphte is very impressed by the current extent of the programme, and therefore decided to greatly support the banana research over the next five years with a new donation.
Deepening the research into Panama Disease at Wageningen UR
A large part of the donation will be used to deepen the current research into Panama Disease in bananas.