FAO urges countries to step up action

Following its spread Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets

WBF Working Groups

Working together for sustainable banana production and trade

Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 (TR4)

TR4 is a growing concern for the industry as it infects and destroys Cavendish banana plants


The World Banana Forum

Working together for Sustainable Banana Production and Trade

The World Banana Forum is a permanent space of assembly for participants representing the global banana supply-chain to promote open dialogue on challenges facing the banana industry.

The mission of the World Banana Forum is to:

 inspire collaboration between stakeholders that produces pragmatic outcomes for the betterment of the banana industry; and

 achieve an industry-wide consensus of best practices regarding workplace issues, gender equity, environmental impact, sustainable production and economic issues.

This groundbreaking initiative brings together producers, their organizations, trade unions, cooperatives, exporter groups, fresh produce companies, retailers, traders, public agencies, governments, research institutions and civil society organizations.

Click here to download the WBF information note.