Global Focus Bananas

Ecuadorian banana exporter aiming for double-digit growth in sales

The Ecuadorian banana exporter, Freskbana aims to maintain their double-digit growth in sales during 2023 following a challenging season for the industry last year. According to Gaetano Leone, managing director of Freskbana: “Our long-term vision to plan and the versatility to execute in the short-term…

Ecuador’s 2022 banana exports -6.57% down, 24.94 million fewer boxes sent

Ecuador, the world leader in banana exports, had a year to forget with an estimated loss of over $258 million, and -6,57% decrease in exports from January to December 2022. This large drop is mainly due to the Russian war in Ukraine, internal strikes and the dollar appreciation against the Euro.…

Colombian banana producers comply with new EU worker salary standards

The Association of Banana Growers of Colombia (Augura) and its members, producers, and international marketers announced that they comply with the new requirements demanded by the European Union as of 2023, where salary valuation is highlighted as an important factor for agribusiness collaborators.…

National Financial Corporation to auction off La Clementina farm in 2023

The National Financial Corporation (CFN) plans to sell the emblematic La Clementina banana farm, valued at USD 93 million. The CFN will auction the emblematic La Clementina…

Being smart, solving problems key for Ecuadorian banana exporter

The young Ecuadorian banana export company Banaval, led by Patrizio Catapano, believes being smart, adapting to needs of the market and solving problems are the key to a successful 2023 season. “We have changed the size of our box, our pallets, the way to palletize, to transport the load, etc. We have…

Cameroon: 2022 banana exports grew 8% YoY

In 2022, Cameroonian banana exporters shipped a total of 216,103 tons of fruits to the international market. Compared to the overall 198,634 tons exported in 2021, this makes…

FAO

FAO Banana Market Review - Preliminary results 2022

Global export quantities of bananas continued to display strong tendency to decline in H1 of 2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has released a report called Banana Market Review - Preliminary results 2022. In it, it states that global export quantities of bananas continued to display a strong tendency to decline during the first half of 2022, in stark contrast to the…

The Canary Islands' banana production starts to recover and sale prices to consumers decrease by more than 35%

The prices paid by consumers for bananas from the Canary Islands plummeted at the end of 2022. The average PVP of the banana has been falling since August, a month in which it…

Remote-sensing models to combat Banana bunchy top virus in Africa

The IITA–CGIAR team has published a method using drones and satellite imager-based remote sensing approaches for mapping banana farms to guide surveillance for the detection…

Can bananas help cure a hangover?

Rich in complex carbohydrates, bananas will raise your blood sugar and help your body process alcohol by activating the metabolism. Bananas can also help ease stomach aches.…

Local growers cannot compete with imports from Mozambique

Uncertain future for KwaZulu Natal banana farmers

According to banana farmers on South Africa’s South Coast, the future is uncertain in terms of sales and job provision for their staff. The farmers are faced with a crisis as…

Organic banana producers from Peru plan to double exports to Chile

Engineer Cristhian Ramirez, the president of the 'Líderes del Norte' Association of Small Banana Producers of Pampas de Hospital, Tumbes, stated that they planned to export…

Ecuadorian banana grower focused on regaining market share in Europe and US

The Ecuadorian conventional and organic banana grower and exporters Agzulasa sees their country regaining lost market share in Europe and the US. Despite a challenging three years for the country’s banana growers Marianela Ubilla, general manager of Agzulasa, says: “We export every week nearly to 28…

Ecuadorian banana export contracts remain uncertain

As 2023 starts, there's still uncertainty regarding the signing of contracts for the export of bananas for this year. The deadline for the signing of these contracts under the…

José Antonio Hidalgo, AEBE Ecuador:

Ecuador predicts another challenging global banana market for 2023

The Ecuadorian banana industry is likened to a machine that cannot afford to stop running. As the industry waits for the final figures to close the 2022 year, the world leader in banana exports Ecuador are likely going to close the year with around 354.6 million boxes exported, 20.8 million boxes less…

Bonnysa's banana and its fresh and natural grated tomato were awarded the Flavor of the Year award

The Alicante company Bonnysa started 2023 by obtaining the Flavor of the Year award for two of its products. The company's banana, which it grows in Tenerife and which it…

Ecuador: Insecurity and drug crimes affect exporters

Insecurity in Ecuador is hurting the Andean country's exports of products like bananas. According to the Corporation of Ecuadorean Exporter Associations (Cordex), at least 63…

FreshPlaza's January Global Focus on Bananas

In January FreshPlaza will be focussing on bananas. Are you a grower, importer or exporter of bananas? We would love to hear from you. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know. You can contact info@freshplaza.com      MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your produce, services…


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