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Unformatted text preview: starch, flour, and chips are processed banana products
whose markets are yet to be fully developed. Banana diversity on sale in Micronesia. Bananas ready for shipment at a Puerto Rican
packing Agricultural worker transports bananas
on a farm in Brazil. Local Honduran businesses sell far
more plantains than bananas. Plantains
Plantains Street vendor
in Honduras Top Banana Producing Nations 2005
Top Banana Producing Nations 2005
(in million metric tons) India 16.8 Brazil 6.7 China 6.4 Ecuador 5.9 Philippines 5.8 Indonesia 4.5 Costa Rica 2.2 Mexico 2.0 Thailand 2.0 Distribution of the world banana
production Global distribution of banana output in
2005 Global distribution of plantain output in
2005 Each plant produces Each plant produces what banana growers call a single “bunch” [shown here]. The attached halfdozen bananas we buy in a supermarket is known to banana growers as a “hand.” A single banana
is referred to as a “finger.” The banana pla...
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This document was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course AGRO 1001 at LSU.
- Fall '11