Live From Tanzania: The Plight of the Green Bananas

 The damage to the bananas can be easily seen in this photo

The damage to the bananas can be easily seen in this photo

Green bananas are part of the staple diet throughout Tanzania. They are widely grown in our villages and many of our Village Angels consume two or three every day. A virus has attacked the green banana plant all over Africa and they are dying. Agronomists and other experts are studying the problem and actively seeking a solution, but none has yet been found. The disappearance of this staple food from our elders’ diet will necessitate buying more food for them from local merchants. We are hoping a resolution will be found soon for this problem

 

 A nice sized bunch of bananas slowly being damaged by the virus

A nice sized bunch of bananas slowly being damaged by the virus

 Another view of the damage

Another view of the damage