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    Watch Out for TR4, the Banana Disease that is a Worst-Case Pandemic Scenario

    TR4 has spread through banana cultivars across the world and jumped last year into Colombia. It is a perfectly deadly enemy for banana planters and one that leaves a clear lesson: one must be ready for worst-case pandemic scenarios and not simply pray for cures and hope for the best.

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    Amid the Pandemic, Some Keys to the Agriculture Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

    COVID-19 poses a threat to agricultural production in the largest net food exporting region in the world — Latin America and the Caribbean. Protecting workers’ health, economic activity, and employment requires a careful risk assessment.

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