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The WBF has partnered with the Sustainable Trade Initiative – IDH, to develop an online portal on sustainable agricultural practices in the banana sector. The portal will facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and adoption of good practices in the banana sector.

The World Banana Forum (WBF) is a space where the main stakeholders of the global banana supply-chain work together to achieve consensus on best practices for sustainable production and trade. We believe collaboration is the key for progress.

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 consensus of best practices regarding workplace issues, gender equity, environmental impact, sustainable production and economic issues.

The WBF brings together retailers, importers, producers, exporters, consumer associations, governments, research institutions, trade unions, and civil society organizations.

How to join

Need for Urgent Action

Bananas are the world’s most exported fresh fruit (US$10bn/year). They are an essential source of income for thousands of rural households in developing countries. However, agrochemical-intensive production along with declining producer prices has given rise to many environmental and social challenges. These can only be properly addressed if all the stakeholders actively collaborate.

Working Groups

WG01 | Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact

focuses on environmental sustainability

WG02 | Distribution of Value

focuses on economic sustainability

WG03 | Labour Rights

focuses on social sustainability


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  • Asociación de Exportadores de Banano del Ecuador (AEBE)
  • AgroAmerica
  • Agrofair
  • AltroConsumo
  • Ananas de Côte d’Ivoire
  • Asbama
  • Augura
  • Bama
  • Banafair
  • BananaLink
  • Banane de Guadaloupe & Martinique
  • Banelino
  • Basic
  • Bioversity
  • Chiquita
  • Cirad
  • Colsiba
  • Compagnie Fruitière
  • Consumers International
  • Dole
  • Earth University
  • Euroban
  • Fairtrade
  • FHA
  • Fyffes
  • International Labour Organization
  • Inibap
  • IPL
  • Farmcoop
  • LiDL
  • Mack
  • Peuples Solidaires
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Rewe
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • Solidaridad
  • Taste
  • Tesco
  • Univeg
  • Urocal
  • Wageningen University