From 5.2. to 7.2.2020, the Action Alliance for Sustainable Bananas (ABNB) was at FRUIT LOGISICA in Berlin, the world’s largest fruit and vegetable fair. Together with the World Banana Forum (WBF), the ABNB was represented at a joint stand. There was a lively exchange with interested visitors, also high-ranking guests were present. The highlight were the various public discussions organized by the ABNB and the WBF.
The events enabled an exchange between the various stakeholders of the entire supply chain of banana production. Particularly during the panel “Is pre-competitive cooperation possible in the banana industry?” the ABNB was prominently represented alongside Ecuador’s Minister of Agriculture, Xavier Enrique Lazo Guerrero, and the Head of Division of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Sebastian Lesch. Further panel discussions covered topics such as climate change, Fusarium TR4 and working conditions. The personal exchange of different interests gave rise to new ideas for future solutions and once again strengthened future cooperation.