When other countries closer to the Equator are looking for the production of big bananas, the soil and climate conditions of Belize, situated in the Yucatan peninsula get a cooler climate making it difficult to purely focus on productivity and big fruits. As some say, a smaller banana full of nutrients has often more savor than a big one, the size and taste notably sets the Belize banana apart.
Quality is also influenced and determined on other environmental practices and standards. Belize bananas are in line with sustainable practices through various certifications such as the Rain Forest Alliance Certification, and the welfare of the workers. Wages in the Banana Industry of Belize are two to three times higher than wages of banana farms of neighboring countries.
Caring for the environment – accreditations