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Geographical Distribution

The occurrence of Foc TR4 in Africa is limited to Metocheria Farms in northern Mozambique. The farm
has been established for the production of export Cavendish bananas near the town of Namialo. The area previously consisted mainly of uncultivated land with some maize, cotton and sisal fields, and patches of cooking type bananas (AAB). Neither Fusarium wilt (Panama disease) and Moko disease, nor any other wilt disease of banana, had been observed on these bananas.