Flashcards in World Trade In Bananas Deck (13)
What does it raise?
A range of environment, economic social and political problems
How many people do bananas provide for?
In 2013 how many tonnes exported?
What are bananas mainly grown?
In hot rainy lowlands of tropical regions - India, Brazil and Africa
Who is the largest producer of bananas globally?
India - exports to Middle East and Asia
What are banana varieties susceptible to?
Disease and all bananas are treated with chemicals throughout production cycle
How do banana plantations cost the environment?
Deforestation, waste, soil fertility and loss of biodiversity
Trade of bananas?
ACP group and ‘dollar producers’
Where are most bananas for export grown?
On large monoculture plantations in Latin America/Africa
Banana trade dispute when did it start?
1975 when EU countries negotiated a trade agreement with former EU colonies
Trade dispute - what were the countries given?
Special treatment with preferential tariff free important quotas to supply EU markets
Trade dispute - what was the effect of the deal?
Protect smaller family run farms from larger competition