Other Plant Disease — Uganda
The government has confirmed an outbreak of [a] new and more deadly banana disease in western Uganda. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) says the fast-spreading disease is drying up banana plants and wilting fruits at a terrifying rate. The ministry also said there is as yet no known drug that can be used to stop the disease.
Sources from affected areas say the disease started last month [January 2020], with Ntungamo and Kabarole being worst-hit districts.