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.
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.
focuses on environmental sustainability
focuses on economic sustainability
focuses on social sustainability