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1

What does it raise?

A range of environment, economic social and political problems

2

How many people do bananas provide for?

400 million

3

In 2013 how many tonnes exported?

16.5 million

4

What are bananas mainly grown?

In hot rainy lowlands of tropical regions - India, Brazil and Africa

5

Who is the largest producer of bananas globally?

India - exports to Middle East and Asia

6

What are banana varieties susceptible to?

Disease and all bananas are treated with chemicals throughout production cycle

7

How do banana plantations cost the environment?

Deforestation, waste, soil fertility and loss of biodiversity

8

Trade of bananas?

ACP group and ‘dollar producers’

9

Where are most bananas for export grown?

On large monoculture plantations in Latin America/Africa

10

Banana trade dispute when did it start?

1975 when EU countries negotiated a trade agreement with former EU colonies

11

Trade dispute - what were the countries given?

Special treatment with preferential tariff free important quotas to supply EU markets

12

Trade dispute - what was the effect of the deal?

Protect smaller family run farms from larger competition

13

Trade dispute - when was a compromise made?

In Geneva 2009 between EU and 11 Latin American countries