New lethal coconut disease threatens Papua New Guinea smallholders' livelihoods

In Papua New Guinea, a new lethal plant disease called Bogia syndrome is spreading and killing more and more coconut palms, other palm species like Betel nut and some banana varieties. 10 million farmers and their families cultivate coconut palms worldwide on about 12 million hectares, and many more people own a few coconut palms which contribute to their livelihoods.

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