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Bananas, scientifically known as Musa sp, present a vast array of agribusiness development opportunities in Indonesia. Every part of the plant bears benefits for our daily lives: the leaves can be utilized as an eco-friendly wrapper, while the midrib of the stem can serve as a source of animal feed during the dry season when forage is scarce. Given its potential and numerous advantages, bananas are an excellent crop for agricultural business, which can help increase farmers’ household income.

Furthermore, Indonesia is one of the world’s centres of bananas and the centre of banana diversity. Many areas in Indonesia possess suitable agroecosystems for banana cultivation. The successful development of banana cultivation can have a significant impact on the growth and development of the agro industry in rural areas, resulting in increased farmer household incomes and community welfare. To achieve this, it is crucial to apply recommended cultivation technology and use superior banana varieties.

Therefore, a guide for farmers and communities is necessary to ensure effective and efficient banana farming. The Banana Book: Benefits, Cultivation, Post-Harvest, and Processing is prepared with the hope of providing guidelines for farmers to understand banana farming, which they can then apply to their fields. Additionally, it provides information on banana processing, which can be adopted by the industry to increase added value. In conclusion, bananas are a plant that offers numerous benefits and should be considered for agricultural development in Indonesia.

Author(s) Details:

Tri Sudaryono,
Research Center for Horticultural and Estate Crops, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia.

Sri Satya Antarlina,
Research Center for Food Technology and Processing, Research Organization for Agriculture and Food, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia.

Dwi Setyorini,
Research Center for Horticultural and Estate Crops, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia.

Didik Harnowo,
Research Center for Food Crops, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia.

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