Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Panama Disease (Bananas) in Mozambique

The bananas in Mozambique were delicious!  That is one of my memories of my travels in Mozambique back in 2014.  They were everywhere as well.  Abundant.

I have recently heard that Panama Disease which affects bananas has been found in two places in Mozambique.  It is a devastating and nearly uncontrollable disease that kills the banana plants at their roots.

You can learn about the disease here:


You can read about it Mozambique here:



Prayers for Mozambique and beyond:

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and especially the food security of the households who depend on bananas and that you may prosper all who labor to gather them, that we, who constantly receive good things from your hand, may always give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reign with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (adapted from BCP)

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