Steering Committee

The process to establish the World Banana Forum (WBF) was led by a group of  representatives from banana grower organizations, exporter associations, multinational and national trading companies, trade unions, supermarket chains, intergovernmental organizations, research institutions and non-governmental organizations. This group formed a Preparatory Committee which made possible the establishment of the WBF by organizing the needed preparatory meetings and the WBF inaugural meeting in December 2009.

The banana stakeholders agreed to nominate a group of representatives which is in charge of coordinating the ongoing work of the World Banana Forum and its Working Groups. This group is the Steering Committee.

Everyone can join the Steering Committee provided that they have sufficient time and willingness to support actively this Forum. The balance between the different groups has been a priority since this group was initially formed.

These are the members of the current Steering Committee (in effect since August 2018):

  • AgroAmerica
  • Agrofair
  • Asociación de Bananeros del Magdalena y la Guajira (ASBAMA)
  • Bama Gruppen
  • Banana Link / The European Banana and Agro Industrial Product Action Network (EUROBAN)
  • Bananos Ecológicos de la Línea Noroeste (BANELINO)
  • Bioversity Costa Rica
  • Chiquita
  • Committe Linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development (COLEAD)
  • Compagnie Fruitiére
  • Coordination Body of Latin American Banana and Agro-industrial Unions (COLSIBA)
  • Delegation of the Government of the Canaries in Brussels
  • DOLE
  • Fairtrade International
  • Foundation of the Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in Mindanao (FARMCOOP)
  • French Ministry of Agriculture
  • Fyffes
  • GlobalG.A.P.
  • ASDA / International Procurement and Logistics (IPL) Limited
  • International Trade Center
  • International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Association (IUF)
  • LIDL
  • Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations
  • Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic in Rome
  • Permanent Mission of Panama in Rome
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • REWE Group
  • Saint Lucia's Ministry of Agriculture
  • Solidaridad
  • Tesco
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Wageningen University