Greetings from National Banana Festival !!

Dear friends,

We are glad to announce the National Banana Festival (NBF) 2018 from 17 to 21 February at Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The festival is organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social action (CISSA) in partnership with Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat and a host of National and State organisations.

Banana is the one of the oldest fruits known to mankind and is one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. Availability, affordability, varietal range, taste, nutritive and medicinal value make it the favourite fruit among all classes of people. Our country stands first in banana production in the world. In fact, bananas we have today are the products of thousands of years of careful selection for specific traits by our farmers. This precious diversity has to be protected in the contest of dominating market driven mono cultures.

The festival is planned in such a way that it will benefit all who have an interest in the banana sector  Producers, Consumers, Retailers, Traders, Government Organisations, NGOs and Research Institutions.

The five day festival includes National Seminar, Exhibition, Training Programmes, farmers meet and a host of other activities. This will privilege the participants in building of networking, productive collaborations apart from updating with latest knowledge and trends.

We look forward to welcoming you to this inspiring, educational and enjoyable event.