Philippines: Banana growers agree on trade improvement measures

Fresh Plaza (June 22, 2012) | Banana growers have reached agreement on measures in response to recent trade difficulties. In a consultative meeting with Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, the Banana Growers and Exporters of Davao Region said it had decided to conduct immediate re accreditation of banana packing plants, and construct two additional packing houses in the country. Agricultural technicians will also be trained to supervise and assist banana growers, even as the industry will seek other foreign markets for Philippine bananas.