banana farming

  • We pay too little for our bananas

    Prices that supermarkets – particularly in Europe’s biggest consumer markets – pay producers, whether big or small, for their bananas are too little to cover the producers’ costs of sustainable production.  This means that they cannot afford to address the many ills of the export industry, such... View Post
  • Showers of pesticides in conventional banana plantations

    Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter of bananas. In 2016, the country exported 6.7 million tons of bananas. Many of them end up in Europe, where in 2016, 1 in 4 bananas came from a plantation in Ecuador., but the cheap price of banana hides the high price paid by workers in the banana plantat... View Post