David W. Turner, Franklin E. Rosales. ISBN 2-910810-61-5 This volume contains papers presented during the International symposium on the "Banana Root System: towards a better understanding for its productive management" held in San José, Costa Rica, in November 2003. Although root health is a universal preocupation, the idea to hold a symposium on the topic follows from concerns expressed by the banana producing/exporting sector, especially Romano Orlich, President of the Banana Corporation from Costa Rica. CORBANA asked INIBAP to work with them in exploring solutions to thr problems of the banana root system. This Symposium shows that the private and public sector can share a research agenda.