Fran’s system is not only better for biodiversity, but also the health of the soil, the groundwater and the bananas. Also, his plantation workers do not need protective clothing to protect their health. Finally, Fran’s agroforestry method also provides a healthy income. If it can be done with bananas, why not with other food crops?
We are inspired by Fran’s success and feel privileged to have learned so much from him. As a farewell present, Fran gives us a bunch of bananas. Never before have we tasted bananas with so much flavour. “I only want bananas from food forests”, Floris exclaims enthusiastically after the first bite. “They taste much better!” “And are toxic free”, Ivar winks. Quite logical, isn’t it?