The World Banana Forum

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The World Banana Forum

  1. 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The World Banana Forumworking together for sustainablebanana production and trade The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Agriculture Banana Forum 2009FAO | Trade and Markets Divisionv. February 2011
  2. 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations What is the World Banana Forum ? permanent The WBF is a space of assembly for all the participants representing the global banana supply-chain to promote open The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and dialogue on challenges facing Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Agriculture Banana the banana sector. Forum 2009WBF | The World Banana Forum
  3. 3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Why bananas? Bananas are the world’s most exported fresh fruit and an essential source of income and employment for developing countries. Environmental, economic and social challenges: agrochemical use, intensive banana production, value chain distortions and declining producer The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and prices. Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Agriculture Banana Solution: Global challenges require the Forum 2009 involvement of banana stakeholders worldwide.WBF | The World Banana Forum
  4. 4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Historic background Multistakeholder process started 1998 World Banana Forum first meeting held at FAO in December 2009 Over 150 participants from the banana sector worldwide reached a common understanding on the key challenges to face The State The State of of The State of Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity Decisions: The World in the World in the World Agriculture A permanent forum established Banana Forum 3 Working Groups created 2009WBF | The World Banana Forum
  5. 5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Objectives • sustainable management of natural resources; climate change and uncontrolled • mitigation of environmental impact; • respect for human rights (labour rights, health & safety at work); • promotion of gender equity; The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity • fair distribution of value along the supply The World in the World in the World Agriculture chain; Banana Forum 2009 • knowledge sharing for development (best practices adoption and dissemination).WBF | The World Banana Forum
  6. 6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Expected Outputs Best practices + Pilot projects + Codes of conduct + Recommendations to promote sustainable banana production and trade. examples: - virtual library of best practices; The State The State of of The State of - pilot projects proposing alternatives to reduce the use Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity of agrochemicals; The World in the World in the World Agriculture - adoption of integrated pest management techniques; Banana - code of conduct for decent work in the banana sector; Forum 2009 - recommendations for a fair distribution of value along the chain...WBF | The World Banana Forum
  7. 7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Participants • Rural workers and smallholders • Civil Society Organizations • Private sector • Trade unions • Organizations of producers & The State The State of The State of of exporters Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Agriculture Banana • Researchers Forum 2009 • Governments & Int.OrganizationsWBF | The World Banana Forum
  8. 8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The Working Groups (WG) Sustainable Production Systems and Environmental Impact (WG01) Distribution of Value (WG02) The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Agriculture Labour Rights (WG03) Banana Forum 2009WBF | The World Banana Forum
  9. 9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Global reach The WBF is tri-lingual (English/Spanish/French) The outcomes are available for free to everyone The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity Internet + printed documents The World in the World in the World Agriculture Banana to be distributed widely Forum 2009WBF | The World Banana Forum
  10. 10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Who supports this initiative? Partly funded by its participants, except for non-profit member organizations from developing countries. DFID (UK) provided financial support in 2009/10. The State The State of The State of of Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Looking for new donors to cover Agriculture Banana the period 2011/12! Forum 2009WBF | The World Banana Forum
  11. 11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Contact us for more information: The State The State of The State of of Secretariat of the World Banana Forum Food Insecurity Food and Food Insecurity The World in the World in the World Working together for sustainable banana production and trade Agriculture Banana Trade and Markets Division, FAO Forum 2009 Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 - Romeweb: www.fao.org/wbf | email: wbf@fao.org | phone: +39 06570 53200

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