The Windward Islands have probably the most participative banana industry in the world. Each island has its own Banana Growers' Association, owned and controlled by the farmers. These associations, together with the Windward Island governments, own the Windward Islands Banana Development & Exporting Company, which in turn owns 50 per cent of Geest Bananas. Local farmers can therefore directly benefit from the shipping and marketing of their product.
C K COMERFORD
Chief Executive, Geest Bananas Ltd