The World Banana Forum in a nutshell
This innovative partnership launched in 2009 is a permanent platform that gathers the main stakeholder groups of the banana sector. It includes representatives from farmer organizations, companies, governments, research institutions, worker unions and other civil-society organizations. The World Banana Forum promotes the adoption of good practices for sustainable production and trade by the banana industry worldwide. It operates through specialized working groups where the stakeholders jointly develop practical guidance in various areas such as reduction of pesticide use, occupational health and safety, gender equity, costs of sustainable production and distribution of value.
FAO and the World Banana Forum
The Trade and Markets Division of the FAO hosts the Secretariat of the World Banana Forum (WBF). As an intergovernmental organization, FAO is trusted by all stakeholders, who appreciate its professionalism, independence and technical expertise. FAO gives the WBF the objectivity and credibility that are prerequisites for its success.
Secretariat of the World Banana Forum
Mr. Pascal Liu | Mr. Victor Prada
Trade and Markets Division
FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Via delle Terme di Caracalla - 00153 Rome, Italy
phone: +39 06570 53200 / 52218
fax: +39 06570 54495
The Secretariat wishes to thank Anastasia Clafferty for her excellent work designing the WBF's logo and banner.