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PHL’s banner fruit export is slowly but surely losing its global market foothold

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PHL’s banner fruit export is slowly but surely losing its global market foothold

By Manuel T. Cayon & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas DAVAO CITY—Home-grown bananas, the country’s banner agricultural export crop, may be progressively losing their share in the world market due to a range of issues ranging from high tariffs, plant infections, rising competition and an aggressive, government-subsidized foray by Latin American producers into traditional Philippine markets. […]