Will Surman is director of communications for crop protection at CropLife International. He is the global voice for the plant science industry and has worked in communications focused on sustainable agriculture for more 10 years.
The banana is the world's most popular fruit crop and, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, is the developing world's fourth most important food crop and an essential source of income and nutrition for millions of smallholder farmers. However, parasites are putting the future of the fruit in jeopardy. CropLife International explains how scientific advancements are able to tackle this and re-address the balance between global demand and food production.