Ecuador government supports small farmer marketing efforts

Ecuador’s Ministry of Agriculture has established a marketing arm for small farmer produced bananas which now exports 70 000 boxes of fruit per week. Growers are paid the official minimum price and receive payments much more quickly than with most conventional exporters. The government’s Banana Trade Unit is also purchasing bananas from small farmers in […]

ANEXCO harasses and fires union members – ACT NOW!

The Ananas Export Company (ANEXCO) of Costa Rica produces pineapples for parent company Fyffes. According to trade union SINTRAPEM (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores/as del Sector Privado Empresarial) its members (pictured bottom right) suffer anti-union harassment, persecution, unfair labour practices and discrimination.   This despite an agreement brokered by the Ministry of Labour between SINTRAPEM, the […]