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Sector | Bananas

Australia approves commercialization of genetically engineered banana

Canary bananas reach the Polish market

"We produce our fruit to have it marketed, not withdrawn from the market to keep prices stable"

Cameroon banana market: New player on the rise

Attempts underway to revice Fiji's banana export market

Mina Maged - Mimac

“We will start to export our bananas to Europe at the end of June"

Costa Rican banana and pineapple grower hits national distribution in the U.S.

Banana farms in Colombia face climate challenge

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £1.06: 8% drop from last week

New Zealand Industry collaboration turns banana waste into fibers

Golden Exotic reports over €1.8 mln losses from 2023 Akosombo Dam spillage

Farmer acquires banana and macadamia farm on KZN South Coast

Current trend adversely affects competitiveness

Exchange rate crisis strikes Costa Rican banana sector


The arid climate provides the perfect conditions for organic banana cultivation

Survey shows adverse weather affected 186,000 banana trees in Erode, India

Minimal growth in Filipino agricultural sector in Q1

Mozambique banana exports dropped to US$32.3 million in 2023

"The situation forces us in Finland to find alternative origins for Spain and other southern producer countries"

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize up 22% compared to last week

Significant losses due to rains and winds in Chamarajanagar, India

Latam banana producers object to Italian retailer's discount pricing of €0.85 cents per kg

Terenciano Ondo, founder and CEO of Afrom Exportaciones S.L.:

"We are working to ensure that products from Equatorial Guinea are consumed in European markets"

Ecuador introduces a new code for the banana sector

Turning to cultivation of mangoes, oranges, pineapples, apples, and grapes

Ugandan president calls for agricultural diversification

Banana research in North Carolina aims to combat deadly fungus

The Canary Islands is already exporting bananas to Poland

Banana movement stays steady while plantain market gains strength

Ghanaian banana exporter plans West African expansion

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £0.94: 2% drop from last week

Kazakhstan: In the Turkestan region, the first banana harvest of the season has ripened

Uganda tightens inspection on avocado, banana, and pineapples to improve export quality

Triathlon Triumph: racing with bananas

Helge Sparsoe - Fyffes

“We knew that putting a new consumer brand into this category would be something radically new"

Cocaine found in banana crates in at least four locations in Germany

Peru's banana exports have decreased by 15% so far this year

Kazakhstan is a front-runner in banana consumption in Central Asia

Including banana, mangoes, potato, and baby corn

India formulates export action plans for 20 agricultural products

Ecuador's banana exports up to March 2024 decreased by 0.24%

Heini Grandi of Ctm Agrofair on the market situation in Italy

Storing and ripening fair trade bananas using renewable energy

Record for fastest marathon in fruit costume

The lack of competition slowed down the fall in Ecuadorian banana exports

Attilio Pagni, Alimentari Ortofrutticoli ABC:

"We should try to value bananas more"

Turkmenistan ranks last in the world in banana consumption

Saint Lucia farmers take issue with new banana boxes


Experimental banana harvesting methods in Holguin province

UAE Minister of Commerce, Thani Al Zeyoudi, is visiting Ecuador

Trade agreement discussions between Ecuador and the United Arab Emirates

Karnataka, India

Banana yield decline in Belagavi district due to drought and power shortages

Costa Rica highlights the importance of Spain as a gateway for its products to Europe

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £0.96: 3% drop from last week

But banana sector experienced significant upturn

Traditional exports from Belize continue to struggle: citrus shipments down

Robert Greeve, Anaco & Greeve:

"We increasingly supply bananas to other Eastern Europen ripeners"

Vietnam overtakes the Philippines as the largest banana exporter to China

Ferpacific held the Banana Nutritech, a training session for banana producers

Chiquita (Italy)

Europe's largest banana ripening facility opened

B Corp certification in Fairtrade banana category

New banana variety resistant to the Fusarium fungus arrives in Ecuador

Banana industry's future in the face of challenges

Vietnamese bananas gain traction in Hong Kong

Chiquita -

Banana brand makes debut at Milan Design Week

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £0.99: 2% rise compared to last week

Organic banana yields should increase again soon

Average wholesale prices of bananas in Europe

Average price of European bananas at €205 per 100 kgs in week 14, in Spain

Colombian banana industry aiming for 5% volume growth in 2024

US Department of Labor awards grant to enhance compliance with international labor standards in Ecuador’s banana sector

Bananas facilitate quicker recovery after running

Banana price surge in Algeria addressed by Trade Minister Zitouni


Cocaine found at Port of Beirut in banana shipment from Ecuador

In March, banana exports dropped in Cameroon

Banana outrage: the new focus of Delta Airlines lounge controversy

Latam banana producers unhappy with German retailer's low price promotion

Blue banana cultivation flourishes in East China

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Wholesale prices: Bananas from Belize at £0.96

Cost-benefit analysis of banana peels and sweet potato vines in rabbit diets

Diagnosing banana badass styles

“Israel’s locally grown organic bananas are selling for double the price of regular ones”

Scorpion concealed in Costco bananas stings man


Turkistan region will see first harvest of bananas this summer

Tissue cultured propagation of exotic Blue Java banana plant sees first harvest in India

Turkestan plans to harvest one thousand tons of greenhouse bananas

Belize develops contingency plans to address potential outbreaks

Australia grants license for GM bananas amid Fusarium Wilt TR4 concerns

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Colombia at £0.96: up 6% compared to last week

James Cook University spearheads species conservation efforts in Queensland

Ahead of South Korea FTA

Philippine government sets up plans for banana industry

Industry calls for higher banana prices at the World Banana Forum in Rome

Mystery creature strikes Jamaican banana farm, igniting fears of an invasive threat

Frits Popma

"In the Middle East, ripeners who work for supermarkets are told a day of ripening is enough"

Farmers turn to alternative crops like banana, lentils, and maize

Shift in crop patterns in West Bengal

Robert Greeve, Anaco & Greeve International

"Organic and conventional prices differ much less than ten years ago"

Banana box shortage in Saint Lucia: a temporary crisis

The decline in Ecuadorian banana exports is due to multiple factors

Wouter de Koning, Fresh Connection

"We're our clients' eyes and ears; we monitor their products' quality"

Pierre Monteux, UGPBAN

Difficulties of the French banana sector

Cameroon CDC's banana exports hit second lowest in a year

Ukraine’s top 5 favorite winter fruits

Mandarins overtake bananas, but what about apples?

Massive drugs seizure in Bulgaria

170 kg of cocaine discovered in bananas at Port of Burgas

Pakistani Commerce Minister suggests full ban on exports of key commodities

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Ecuador at £0.44: 24% drop from last week

Average wholesale prices of bananas in Europe - week 11

The average wholesale price of European bananas at €135 per 100 kgs in Spain

"Recently, banana imports have been concentrated, accompanied by sluggish sales."

6,729.3 tons of fresh vegetables, fruits, and berries were imported into the Primorsky Krai region

Fresh produce imports in Primorsky Krai of Russia last week


Tboli townspeople cut down thousands of banana plants in South Cotabato

Honduran banana production shortage limits exports to the US Latin market

Banana sales in Russia plummeted by 20% in 2024


Organic share of bananas continues to exceed 30 percent

Total supply of bananas in the EU came in at 5,7 mln tonnes in 2023

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Costa Rica at £0.98: 5% drop from last week

Carrefour supports Fairtrade's sustainable banana development project

“A unique project to address the challenges of the sustainable banana sector”

Russia receives the first batch of bananas from India

Jamaica Banana Board collaborates with CIRAD to address TR4 disease and test resistant varieties

A Honduran banana producer makes an urgent call for the rescue of the banana sector

Namibia's venture into banana cultivation moves a step closer to self-reliance

Banana exporters charged with financing paramilitaries in Colombia

FAO calls for increased collaboration in the banana industry

Hoping to deepen benefits for farmers and workers

Limiting entry to new fresh banana producers

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize average at £1.02: up 16% compared to last week

Pascal Liu, World Banana Forum:

'Banana prices will rise as climate change impacts UK's favorite fruit'

Banana bunchy top disease threatens production in Tanzania

Pulivendula Market Yard

First integrated pack house for bananas and oranges inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

Costa Rica advances in the opening of the Chilean market for its banana

“Calculating base wages in the Fairtrade Standard for Fresh Fruits, applicable for banana companies only”

Banana producers and exporters of Latam and Caribbean urge retailers to adopt FairTrade

A Banana Company

Total safe banana cultivation solution in the works

Maungatapere nursery hopes to reduce carbon footprint with New Zealand-grown bananas

Côte d’Ivoire witnesses formation of an agreement to establish living wages in banana sector

Japanese to consider increased import quota for Thai bananas

Pakistan bans export of bananas and onions to stabilize prices

Genetically modified banana awaits final nod in Australia

Dutch study unveils findings on genomic diversity and evolution of Fusarium oxysporum

Portuguese banana exporter aims to expand to new European markets

"Our bananas are primarily sourced from Costa Rica and the island of Madeira"