About Musa Observatory

The Musa observatory is an initiative led by the Foresight and Applied Economics (FAE) team and the Musaceae Program of The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to establish an information system that provides indicators related to the global Musaceae production context for the benefit of key stakeholders in the sector. It includes data related to the context of Musaceae in each country, production system information, trade, and competitiveness information, Musaceae consumption data, inventory of technologies related to the crop, and recent news.

The information displayed on the platform is built based on data provided through open-access primary and secondary information sources from different national and international organizations, which is why we highlight the importance and contribution of these organizations.

FAE is part of the Performance, Innovation and Strategic Analysis for Impact (PISA4Impact), a multidisciplinary team composed mainly by economists, sociologists and data experts conducting demand-driven socioeconomic research and policy analysis for impact, with a focus on synergies and tradeoffs in the agrifood enabling environment. We work to generate research-based evidence on topics such as markets and nutrition; genetic resources, agriculture, and livestock; climate change and environmental risks; and agri-food policies. We provide expertise to a variety of stakeholders in the research-for-development project life cycle in order to enhance resource mobilization, accountability, and progress towards the SDGs.


Thanks to all our colleagues in the Alliance Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and collaborating institutions for data sharing. Visuals and data from Musa Observatory may be used as long as a link to https://www.musaobservatory.org is provided together with the following citation:

Musa Observatory: Monitoring Open Access data for the Musa Sector. Version Beta. Andrade, R.; Garcia, C.; Garcia, J.; Hoyos, N.; Katungi, E.; Mwanzia, L.; Nyakundi, F.; Rivera, T.; Rubyogo, J.C.; Urioste, S. Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, 2022.

*Authors in alphabetical order