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The goal of this project is to make reliable and spatial data available on banana production areas and their characteristics.

This project tries to spatially identify the important banana production areas in Africa. In addition, it tries to capture socio-economic and disease characteristics of those areas. To do this, the Banana Area Editor was designed. It enables you to select a country of your interest. A map will show the banana areas and a table will show the characteristics of those areas in your specified country. You can either approve of the data or edit the data. The edits will be saved to the database. A new user that looks at the editor will then be confronted with the changes that you made. The database will be checked and if necessary corrected on temporary basis. The current database and/or previous versions can be downloaded by anyone, either as a GIS shapefile for further analysis or as a map that you customized.