RIKILT provided on-site assistance in the collection of bananas to guarantee their authenticity, learn about the local production conditions and arrange for the rapid and appropriate import of the bananas into the Netherlands.
One of the Institute's staff members picked the bananas to be 100% certain about the location of the plantation, the soil and the location in the bunch, etc.
Origin of bananas
The expertise group working on this project is, in cooperation with the Soil Geography and Landscape Group of Wageningen UR, endeavouring to identify markers of relevance to the origins of bananas. The researchers will examine whether the results from this research correlate with climate and soil factors. This information can be used to forecast the composition and origins of bananas.