Sunday 22 May 2022

The Dutch have eaten one billion fair trade bananas in 20 years

Bananas

The Dutch have eaten one billion fair trade bananas since they were introduced in the Netherlands 20 years ago, the Max Havelaar foundation said on Thursday.

The sale of fair trade bananas in the Netherlands has generated €12.7m in extra income for cooperative banana plantations, the foundation said. This money has been spend on irrigation systems, schooling, housing and healthcare.

The Max Havelaar foundation was set up in 1988 to focus on Mexican coffee farmers and now offers bananas, chocolate, tea and dozens of other products.

Hundreds of supermarkets, cafés and other businesses are taking part in Fair Trade Week which runs from October 27.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.