The banana industry or farm provides employment for thousands of people. It generates strong foreign exchange earnings that governments depend on to improve health, education, infrastructure, and other social services. Bananas are the favorite fruit in our grocery basket and are grown by millions of people working on small-scale farms in tropical regions. Sameer and Co work with banana farmers, workers on plantations, and the banana trade to create more value for producers and ensure people get a reasonable price and decent pay for the hard labor that goes into growing this crop. Our vision is to expand intensive banana cultivation.
Banana farming is a process that involves the cultivation of banana trees and the harvesting of their fruit. It is typically done in tropical or subtropical regions, as bananas are a type of tree that requires high temperatures and lots of sunlight to grow properly. The process of banana farming usually begins with the planting of banana trees in an area where they will have plenty of space to spread out and thrive. Once the trees are established, farmers will need to water them regularly and fertilize them to ensure that they are getting all the nutrients they need to produce healthy fruit. When the bananas are ready to harvest, farmers will cut them down from the tree and transport them to market, where they can be sold fresh or processed into other products such as banana chips or banana bread.