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A tiny part of logistics behind bananas

A tiny part of LogisticS behind BananaS The world of logistics is a factor to which bananas are inevitably connected. In fact the quality of most foods available on the market depends also on the quality of transport. Last year we put the Suez channel precisely on the map. The

By |2022-08-30T15:09:24+00:00August 30th, 2022|Banana, Export, Transport|

Ecuadorian banana growing regions

EcuadoriaN BananA RegionS You may have read in our BananitaBlog where bananas are worldwide grown (if not you can read it here: Where are bananas coming from and going to?). But what about Ecuador? Let's find out the Ecuadorian banana regions. Where are bananas especifically harvested in Ecuador? Do you

By |2022-07-31T16:12:50+00:00July 31st, 2022|Banana, Crop, Ecuador|

Second part FRUITS and VEGETABLES CLOSING CEREMONY

Second part of the CLOSING CEREMONY for the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES We promised you to be back with the second part of the Fruits & Vegetables closing ceremony. A second half enriched by the testimonies of people who play a relevant role in enhancing the value chain

By |2022-05-31T16:44:05+00:00May 30th, 2022|Environment, General|

Fruits and vegetables closing ceremony

CLOSING CEREMONY for the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES  2021 was chosen to celebrate the International Year of fruits and Vegetables #IYFV2021 And it was a couple of months ago that its closing ceremony took place  During this event we had the opportunity to listen to some of the

By |2022-05-25T16:26:26+00:00April 30th, 2022|Environment, General|

Bananas enjoy Swift codE

BananaS enjoy Swift codE Did you know that bananas and the Swift code have a closely relationship? You can discover below why bananas do enjoy Swift Unfortunately new words have expanded our vocabulary because of the war. How we wish it were not for this circumstance.  It would be great

By |2022-02-28T19:28:49+00:00February 28th, 2022|Banana, Ecuador, Export, General|

More transparent supply chains

New approach for more transparent supply chains? Some of the biggest supermarkets in Germany have developed a working group “to take a proactive role” in the scope of the Agenda 2030. Their goal is to contribute to a more sustainable and transparent supply chain. This major supermarket group is made

By |2021-12-29T19:59:38+00:00December 29th, 2021|Banana, CSR, Supermarkets|

Papers and bananas have anything in common?

BananA PaperS Do you think paper and bananas have anything in common? They definitely have!  And we must stress kraft paper in particular. since bananas are transported in cardboard boxes made with it.  And here is the thing. When setting the price of bananas, paper costs are an important factor.

By |2021-11-30T09:21:32+00:00November 29th, 2021|Banana, Export, General|

Supermarkets customers specifications

SupermarketS VS CustomerS SpecificationS As a consumer, what are the most important factors that make you choose a banana? Its nutritional quality, its flavor, its price, …? We will find out if supermarkets specifications match with our customers goals Do supermarkets know what really drives us to purchase one

By |2021-10-31T10:42:07+00:00October 31st, 2021|Banana, General, Marketing, Supermarkets|

Scientific name of bananas musa paradisiaca

How are BananaS known in the BotanicaL World? Do you know the scientific name of bananas? These yellow smiley fruits are called worldwide in many different ways. Some of us know them as banano, others, like bananas, plantains, plátanos, …. But formally our bananas have a name and a

By |2021-08-29T20:33:44+00:00August 29th, 2021|Banana, Crop, General|

Rainforest Bananas and sustainable farming methods

Bananas & GreeN FrogS = RainforesT SustainablE FarminG MethodS Have you ever seen a green frog on your bananas? It may sound strange, but it is definitely not impossible.  Most of us only get to see bananas at supermarkets. But obviously they do not grow in grocery stores. In fact,

By |2021-07-30T09:14:19+00:00July 30th, 2021|Banana, Crop, CSR, Environment|

Bananas the climacteric ones and the ripening process

BananaS, the ClimacteriC OneS Citrus fruits, tropical fruits, drupes, berries, winter fruit, summer fruit, ... We all know different types of fruit that we can frame in each of the four seasons of the year. But what about climacteric fruits? What are they? Do you know them? The term “climacteric''

By |2021-05-31T09:48:28+00:00May 31st, 2021|Banana, Environment, General|

Farm to fork strategy goes bananas

"Farm to forK" goes BananaS Last week we had the opportunity to attend a webinar organized by the Ecuadorian Banana Cluster. This webinar took place on #World Banana Day and addressed a theme that will define the future of the banana sector: "Farm to Fork”  strategy developed by the European

By |2021-04-29T15:26:00+00:00April 29th, 2021|Banana, CSR, Ecuador, Environment, Export, Health, News|

Bananas and dataloggers

BananaS uNDEr SurveillancE Bananas and dataloggers are actually closely related. We bananas cannot grow all over the world as yet. As a plant we need tropical climates to grow vibrant and fresh. Thus, we must be transported overseas to be enjoyed at other latitudes.  Thanks to our traveling nature everyone

By |2021-03-30T16:46:01+00:00March 30th, 2021|Banana, Export, Transport|

Volcanic ash effects on banana crops

BananaS and VolcAnoeS The eruption of a volcano can reach the crops of bananas and leave them under a carpet of ash. Ecuadorian bananas live in a country with one of the world's largest variety of landscapes. Among them, those of a volcanic nature stand out. Plus, the greatest exponent

By |2021-02-26T16:26:52+00:00February 26th, 2021|Banana, Crop, Ecuador, Environment, Export|

International year of fruits and vegetables

2021! ThE InternationaL YeaR of Fruits & VegetableS Did you know that 2021 is the international year of fruits and vegetables? But that’s not all. Find out more about this brand new year below. One might imagine that 2021 could have been the international year of vaccines. Since the beginning

By |2021-01-30T16:24:44+00:00January 30th, 2021|CSR, Environment|

ACORBANEC and banana Exporters

ACORBANEC BoostS BanAnaS In an association like ACORBANEC all exporters become stronger stakeholders in the supply chain.  “Unity creates strength”. How many times have we thought of this popular saying? We have heard it often in everyday conversations while at work, at school, or at home. And today we want

By |2020-10-30T17:15:11+00:00October 29th, 2020|Banana, Ecuador, Export, General|

Virtual Madrid Fruit Attraction

Catch up on Virtual MeetingS October is coming! Any other year, we’d be happy to visit Madrid and attend the Fruit Attraction Fair.  But things are different in 2020. However, we are not sad. Why? Because despite everything that has happened, we might be able to take part in Madrid

By |2020-09-30T15:06:33+00:00September 30th, 2020|Exhibitions, General, Marketing|

Reusable or Single-use masks

PandemiC vs PlastiC The world pandemic is drawing a new landscape. A new scenario where face masks have become star players of our daily routine. Sometimes because countries have made them compulsory in public, and sometimes because we voluntary choose to use them. But these new protagonists are also

By |2020-08-31T12:40:03+00:00August 31st, 2020|Environment, General|

Caution against a second wave of coronavirus

CautioN AgainsT a SeconD WavE of the CoronaviruS Suppose you step onto an alien planet. Here your new neighbours behave very differently from those in your ancient planet Earth. They continuously and thoroughly clean their hands with water and soap, they avoid going to crowded places, and they cover their

By |2020-06-30T15:12:50+00:00June 30th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

Easy and cheap banana recipes

BananA Easy & cheaP RecipeS For the COVID-19 confinement: easy and cheap banana recipes. Because you can enjoy eating bananas not only as a raw fruit Maybe you´re lucky and can spend time at home cooking sophisticated recipes at home. Unfortunately, a lockdown means for most of the population a

By |2021-06-30T15:49:07+00:00May 28th, 2020|Banana, Cooking recipes, Health|

Initiatives against Covid19 effectS

InitiativeS AgainsT Covid19 EffectS The whole world, without exception, is going through a most difficult period. Times in which all countries are deploying measures to mitigate the social and economic consequences of this pandemic.  COVID19 is colour blind and respects no borders. However, developing countries are suffering intensifying harm. In

By |2020-04-30T17:30:54+00:00April 30th, 2020|CSR, Ecuador|

Coronavirus Overseas

The Coronavirus OverseaS Have you heard about the coronavirus? By now it must certainly sound more than familiar to you. You have probably read thousands of items related to COVID-19: about where the outbreak took place, which parts of the world are most affected, even what precautions to take to

By |2020-02-29T14:14:27+00:00February 29th, 2020|Banana, Export, News, Transport|

Ecuador: partner country at Berlin Fruit Logistica 2020!

Ecuador: partner country at Berlin Fruit Logistica 2020! February arrives and Fruit Logistica Berlin 2020 comes up! As in every year around this date, we are eager to discover new opportunities to narrow the gap between growers and market. But this year is even more special. Our land of origin

By |2020-01-31T15:47:40+00:00January 31st, 2020|Banana, Ecuador, News|

New Year resolution Bananas and climate change

BananitA New Year´s ResolutioN We talk and talk about climate change but most of the times none of us has previously consulted any scientific data. So, our last question of the year is whether it would be better or not to become more curious about scientific media. Because just as

By |2019-12-31T11:15:49+00:00December 31st, 2019|Banana, Crop, Environment|

Banana cookies recipe for Christmas

Smart cookieS enjoy BananaS for ChristmaS It’s Christmas time! But how could we truly get into the spirit of this season?  Maybe making decorations or buying presents? Well, these do not appear to be sufficient. But... what about enjoying homemade delicatessen? Surely most of us believe that food is the

By |2019-11-30T11:48:04+00:00November 30th, 2019|Banana, Cooking recipes|

Find out the Places where bananas grow

Where arE BananaS Coming froM & Going tO? Bananas are grown in tropical areas. But… are there places where this fruit grows year-round? You may have read one of our first publications in the BananitaBlog. If this is so, then you already know the optimum climatic conditions to grow bananas

By |2019-10-31T10:08:44+00:00October 31st, 2019|Banana, Crop, Export|

Find Out About Global GAP Bananas

FinD Out About GlobaL G.A.P. BananaS Let´s us find out what a Global G.A.P. certified banana means. A worldwide leading certification for a sustainable crop production. You probably visit the supermarket once, twice or even more times per week. There you carefully select products to put in your shopping basket.

By |2020-10-13T08:35:55+00:00September 30th, 2019|Banana, Crop, CSR, Environment, Export|

Banana flour pizza dough recipe: discover it

HomemadE BananA FlouR PizzA DougH Do you think that pizza and bananas can be combined into a single tasty salty dish? Our banana pizza will neither be a dessert nor follow the traditional recipe for a dough.  Unfortunately, we have not yet found the formula to combine a traditional Neapolitan

By |2019-08-28T14:58:57+00:00August 28th, 2019|Banana, Cooking recipes|

Fairtrade bananas

To buy or not to buy Fairtrade bananas, that is the question What’s more ethical than only buying Fairtrade certified Bananas? Maybe learning where they come from As consumers of ethically sourced products, it can make a small difference if we are also aware of what is behind a Fairtrade

By |2019-06-28T16:22:22+00:00June 28th, 2019|Banana, Crop, CSR, Environment, Fairtrade|

Travel documents for bananas required

Travel documents for bananas (our "Passport") Guess how many documents travel with bananas As globetrotter fruits, we bananas need travel documents, a “passport”, to complete our long journey from the farms to the overseas supermarkets Could you imagine travelling around the world without identification documents? Neither could we. Let’s discover

By |2019-04-28T17:45:31+00:00April 28th, 2019|Banana, Ecuador, Export|

#Plasticfree bananas

#Plasticfree bananas A simple initiative to buy more eco-friendly bananas Periodically thousands and thousands of young students remind us of the urgent need to step up efforts to protect our environment. Their movement is called Fridays for Future and is indeed a wake-up call for politicians across the World ("During

By |2021-06-30T15:40:46+00:00March 29th, 2019|Banana, Environment, General|

Bananas in the mist or Agroforestry

Bananas and Agroforestry Do you think bananas are cultivated only in large plantations? Maybe if you consider the global demand, you might believe that it cannot be met without the supply of large-scale banana farming. However, of course, bananas can also be sourced from small and medium-sized plantations that, besides,

By |2020-06-05T09:54:24+00:00November 19th, 2018|Banana, Crop|

Bananas on the runway to take off: the packinghouse

Bananas on the runway to take off: Departure: Ecuador Packing House Arrival: Global Markets In today’s post I am bringing to you the stage at which our trip as bananas gets underway: the packing house. In the following video you can see where our trip as globetrotter bananas begins: https://youtu.be/SgeXuKpOU7M So, where

By |2020-12-04T11:10:01+00:00September 6th, 2018|Banana, Ecuador, Export|

Bananas as the sole ingredient in a cooking recipe

Bananas as the sole ingredient in a cooking recipe Hands up if you know the answer! How many ingredients do you need to make ice cream? You have probably considered using more than one, two or three ingredients (sugar, milk, cream, …) to create a creamy texture. However, you

By |2020-09-04T14:05:41+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Banana, Cooking recipes|

An international standard for bananas

What about an international standard for bananas? The international standard to make bananas safer and more attractive. All began to change after the World War II Hello all and welcome one more time to our BananitaBlog. As you have been able to note in our heading above, I have chosen

By |2018-04-18T19:54:00+00:00April 18th, 2018|Banana, Export|

We attend the Fruit Logistica Berlin

Why to Attend the Fruit Logistica Berlin? A few weeks ago a small team from Banabio attended the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. There we could gain, once again, an excellent overview of the fresh market. Maybe; after the arrival of the Internet, we all imagined that these kinds of events

By |2018-02-28T15:34:32+00:00February 28th, 2018|Banana, Ecuador, Export|

Hello world

Hello World! Here it is our first blog: BananitaBlog! Would you like to join us and find out more about bananas? In Banabio we definitely believe that you would like. For this reason we are very excited about finding a social ongoing process of learning together.

By |2020-10-29T10:53:08+00:00October 12th, 2017|General|
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