The world loves bananas. In 2020, global exports reached an estimated 20.2 million metric tonnes—making bananas one of the world’s most important food crops. Back in the early 1990s, in the first years of the Rainforest Alliance, we made it a priority to transform an industry that was once synonymous with worker abuse, rampant deforestation, and the ruin of streams, rivers, and coral reefs.
This page features information about the Rainforest Alliance's work in bananas and links to all our banana-related content and resources.
All resources for Bananas
Marketplace 2.0, the Rainforest Alliance online traceability platform, now includes all fresh and processed fruits, vegetables and cut flowers, so it is even easier to trace Rainforest Alliance Certified products through supply chains, and to authorize trademark approvals.
The Rainforest Alliance says climate change and deforestation threaten the supply of key raw ingredients for some of Britain’s favourite foods.
We’re happy to share the annual reports on the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ coffee, cocoa, and tea certification programs.
The Rainforest Alliance Acknowledges New Oxfam Germany Report Highlighting Worker’s Rights in German Fruit Supply Chain
We applaud Oxfam’s important efforts to further the protection of human rights in global supply chains.