WBF Working Groups

Working together for sustainable banana production and trade

9th Steering Committee Meeting

19-20 February 2015 | FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy

Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 (TR4)

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

FAO urges countries to step up action

Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana...

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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.

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

The hope of the World Banana Forum is that all stakeholders can share the vision of a sustainable banana value chain for present and future generations.