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Ready for their trip to New Zealand.

Ready for their trip to New Zealand.

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Sustainable transport.

Biodiversity is encouraged on an organic banana farm.

Biodiversity is encouraged on an organic banana farm.

Wilson's organic banana farm is abundant with wildlife - like this sweet water crab, frogs, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, parrots, and toucans.

Wilson's organic banana farm is abundant with wildlife - like this sweet water crab, frogs, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, parrots, and toucans.

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All Good Fairtrade Organically-Grown Bananas

If you can find a banana more pure our All Good organic bananas, we’ll eat our sombreros.


Where to buy
Fairtrade Organic Bananas
Our Fairtrade organic bananas are organically-grown by farmers like Wilson Sanchez, in the Muyuyacu mountains high in the Ecuadorian Andes.


Good for the growers

Like all Fairtrade farmers, Wilson receives a fair and stable price for his crop all year round. This has helped him to gain his independence, to take control of his farm and future.

Wilson is pretty proud to be an agro-forestry farmer – specialising in organic farming methods and protecting the local environment for future generations.

Wilson’s farm is abundant with wildlife - sweet water crab, frogs, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, parrots, and toucans. A sure-fire sign of healthy soil and waterways that are not being poisoned by toxic chemicals typically used in conventional banana farming.

Good for the land

El Guabo’s organic farmers are certified by the US Department of Agriculture’s -National Organic Progamme (USDA-NOP) and European Union organic standards. Much like the organic certifications such as BioGro in New Zealand, the USDA – Organic standards set out strict production methods integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilisers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering are strictly prohibited. The organic producers in El Guabo are audited annually to make sure they’re up to scratch.

What many people don’t realise is that Fairtrade certification also sets some pretty strict environmental standards. Farmers use organic fertiliser and sustainable farming techniques where possible to help limit their environmental impact. Under FLO standards over 120 chemicals are prohibited, including some pretty nasty ones such as paraquat (or agent orange), which are still used on some conventional banana plantations.

Organic or not?

While all of our organic bananas are grown and certified to organic standards, as with all imported fruit they need to undergo MPI fumigation on arrival in New Zealand to meet our strict biosecurity standards. MPI need to treat shipments to make sure they don’t contain any Ecuadorian stowaways. 



Meet the Minister for Bananas

Meet the Minister for Bananas

Meet Carlos Velez, sub-secretary for Agriculture, Ecuador’s ‘Minister for Bananas’. He calls the El Guabo Association of Small Banana Producers ‘a paradise’.

MAKING THE FAIRTRADE DIFFERENCE

MAKING THE FAIRTRADE DIFFERENCE

For every bunch of All Good bananas you buy, you’re contributing to truly make a difference to the lives of growers, their families and the El Guabo community.

Jonathan's visit to El Guabo - P4: 5th de Abril School

Jonathan's visit to El Guabo - P4: 5th de Abril School

The tallest man in Ecuador reports back from where your bananas are grown. At All Good we don't just slap a Fairtrade sticker on our bananas, we make a point of going out to see our growers in El G...

The All Good Story

The All Good Story

Though they may all look the same, all bananas are not created equal.

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