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Banana (Musa paradisiacal L)

Banana is the fourth most important crop in the world after rice, wheat and maize. Although the quick growing fruit is found across Nepal, the Terai leads in outputs due to its humid, tropical weather. There are large plantation in Kailali and Nawalparasi districts. The thick, fleshy and fibrous pseudo stems that are leftover after harvesting the bananas can be used to extract high quality fiber. Farmers usually throw away this whole stump because it is big and heavy and takes a long time to rot and the animals do not eat it.

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