Bananas

We're proud to offer you a choice when shopping for bananas. Next time you’re browsing the fruit aisle, look for an Equal Exchange sticker on your banana bunch. By doing so, you're choosing to connect yourself to the courageous banana farmers in El Guabo co-op, located in Ecuador, and CEPIBO co-op in Peru.

Farmer Partners

  • El Guabo

    The story of El Guabo, one of Equal Exchange’s farmer partners, is a success story in grassroots organizing.

  • CEPIBO

    CEPIBO was formed by small scale banana farmers located across northern Peru as a non-profit cooperative to provide access to the international market by representing, coordinating and marketing banana exportation for 12 grower associations.

The Journey From Co-op Farmer Partner to Your Table

  • The True Cost of Bananas

    How much do you know about bananas? This is a small clip from the full-length, exhilarating web documentary,...

From the Blog

  • March 5, 2018

    There are many tangible pieces to the Equal Exchange model. Organic. Fair Trade. Small Farmers. Cooperatives. While these are all important elements of our holistic approach toward trade, the small farmer piece is critical. First and foremost, the Equal Exchange mission is to give small farmers a place in the global marketplace. This is exactly why our tagline reads Small Farmers. Big Change.

    Frankie Pondolph
  • November 7, 2017

    As the banana buyer for Equal Exchange, this September, I got the opportunity to work and live alongside Guabo, a small farmer banana co-operative in southern Ecuador. Guabo is Equal Exchange’s longest banana partner; the two organizations have worked together for over 10 years to bring Fair Trade, organic bananas from small-scale growers to the U.S. marketplace.

    Ravdeep Jaidka