Idah, a member of the Kabwadu women's club, holds a bunch of bananas in Chirundu district, Zambia.
Idah, a member of the Kabwadu women's club, holds a bunch of bananas in Chirundu district, Zambia.

Go Bananas

Discover where our food comes from.

Updated with new facts, photographs and stories, this cross-curricular resource will help learners aged 7-11 to discover where their food comes from.

Learners can gain a vivid insight into the banana supply chain and research the countries where bananas are grown. They will get to grips with Fairtrade and think critically about the enormous impact it can have on the lives of smallholder farmers.

  • Use photographs to track the story of a banana
  • Investigate the countries where bananas are grown
  • Play a simulation game to take on the role of a banana farmer
  • Consider the life-changing impact that Fairtrade can have
  • Write fruit-themed poetry
  • Learn about the life-cycles of plants
  • Make a delicious banana cake

Could your learners make it as a banana farmer?