Sold by the bunch (typically 1 bunch = 5-6 bananas or approx. 2lbs)
Why buy fair trade bananas?
The trade in bananas is a cornerstone of many developing countries' economies, but the social problems in the industry are many and complex. Reports about problems in the banana industry often highlight the woefully poor situation of workers: low wages, precarious employment, restrictions on the right to organize themselves and the handling of unhealthy and environmentally hazardous chemicals without adequate protection, to name a few.
Fairtrade works to support both banana farmers and workers employed on plantations. Our vision is to work with the banana trade to create more value for producers and ensure they get a decent price and decent pay for the hard labour that goes into growing our favorite fruit. Bananas carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark have been produced by small farmer organizations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.