13th December 2016

The blossoming Fairtrade fruit sector in Ghana

Campaigning NGO Banana Link, as part of the Europe-wide Make Bananas Fair campaign, recently visited several Fairtrade banana and pineapple plantations in Ghana.

They wrote an interesting blog about the visit and it was covered by Joanna Blythman in a fascinating article for The Grocer.

Worker at Gold Coast Fruits. Photo: James Robinson Photography.

This heartening story shows how the combination of Fairtrade certification, empowered and organised independent trade unions - and, increasingly, organic production - can really transform the environmental and social prospects for fruit plantations.