Musalac map (Latin America and the Caribbean region)




Regional banana network


Latin America & Caribbean


Miguel Dita

Member-elected representative

Domingo Rengifo


Alliance Bioversity-CIAT


14 countries

MUSALAC is the Banana Research and Development Network for Latin America and the Caribbean. It was established in 1987 as the Latin America and the Caribbean Network (LACNET) and renamed in 2000. The network operates under the auspices of the Foro Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario para America Latina y el Caribe (FORAGRO) and is managed by a Steering committee which meets every two years. The network is coordinated by Alliance Bioversity-CIAT.

The general objective of MUSALAC is to increase productivity and competitiveness of the banana agroalimentary chain by developing scientific and technological activities; strengthening national research and development systems; and prioritizing and coordinating actions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Member countries

Argentina: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
Dominican Republic: Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF)
United States (Puerto Rico): Universidad de Puerto Rico


MUSALAC meetings

Since 2011, MUSALAC has been organizing a scientific symposium back-to-back with its biennial steering committee meeting.

See also on this website

BAPNET - the Banana Asia-Pacific Network
MusAfrica - the Banana Research Network for Africa