Over the years we’ve worked with most of the world’s biggest companies to improve their banana supply chains, trained farmers in more sustainable growing methods, and built partnerships with local communities, NGOs, and scientists committed to changing the industry.
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.
After teaming up for an early implementation pilot of our strengthened certification program, both Finca Esmeralda and the Rainforest Alliance took away learnings that will contribute to a more sustainable banana sector.
Project Profile: Improving Livelihoods of Farmers and Workers Across the Fruit Sector in Latin America
This project will provide training and engagement to at least 37,093 workers in the avocado and berry (strawberry and raspberry) sectors in Mexico and the banana and pineapple sectors in Costa Rica.
We’re committed to addressing living wage through our 2020 Certification Program, the ALIGN tool, and innovative projects like Better Pay in Practice. If your company is interested in directly contributing to achieving living wages in your supply chain, we are here to help.
All resources for Bananas
Photos from Rainforest Alliance Certified banana farms, and banana farmers. Also includes shareable social media graphics.
We’re happy to share the 2022 certification data report for the Rainforest Alliance banana sector.
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.
Our shared responsibility approach aims to distribute this along the supply chain, thus allowing farmers to share costs with buyers and be rewarded for their efforts towards more sustainable agricultural practices.
The Rainforest Alliance says climate change and deforestation threaten the supply of key raw ingredients for some of Britain’s favourite foods.