Banana Day on 21 April is a day for celebrating the UK’s favourite fruit, and there is much to celebrate about a fruit that provides valuable nutrition for billions and a source of livelihood for millions around the globe.
Many in the banana world, from producers to retailers, are engaging in celebratory activities today, including all sorts of fun, games and competitions. And not to be outdone, we have produced a banana themed Spotify playlist to soundtrack your celebrations.
However, as an organisation committed to working for social and environmental sustainability, it is perhaps a good time to reflect too on some of the challenges that are faced by banana farmers and workers if the banana trade is to become truly sustainable.
Banana Link has a record of achievements in working towards this goal, while set out below are the latest developments on the many challenges in which we are supporting small-scale farmers and plantation workers.