First meeting of the World Banana Forum


A multi-stakeholder forum on sustainable banana production and trade

7-8 December 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome

This meeting was organized by the Multi-stakeholder Forum (MSF) project, which is implemented by FAO with co-funding from the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom. The project facilitated a preparatory committee composed of representatives from the banana industry, civil-society organizations and national governments. The committee held two meetings and an electronic conference in 2009 that were essential to build consensus among stakeholders and prepare the Forum meeting.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

• Reach a common understanding of the key issues facing the banana sector and prioritize them.
• Determine the types of activities needed to address these issues and form related working groups.
• Agree on the establishment of a permanent forum that will facilitate the sharing of information, ideas and best practices among the stakeholders of the banana sector and coordinate the working groups.

pdf  Final report