WBF Working Groups

Working together for sustainable banana production and trade

Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact

Understanding the main issues related to sustainable banana production and developing a road map towards improving...

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Distribution of Value

The Working Group 02 seeks to work towards a fair distribution of value along the whole banana chain.

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Labour Rights

Working on the promotion of freedom of association; collective bargaining; gender equality and discrimination as...

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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 ground-breaking initiative brings together producers, their organizations, trade unions, cooperatives, exporter groups, fresh producing companies, retailers, traders, consumer associations, governments, research institutions, universities and civil society organizations.

The WBF Working Groups focus on the effective implementation of activities related to the Forum’s goals and objectives:

WG01 | Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact
WG01 focuses on environmental sustainability

WG02 | Distribution of Value
WG02 focuses on economic sustainability

WG03 | Labour Rights
WG03 focuses on social sustainability

Click here to download the WBF information note.

11th Steering Committee

The World Banana Forum's 11th Steering Committee will take place at FAO Headquarters on 27 and 28 October 2016.

To attend, please contact wbf@fao.org