Transnational Corporations and the Philippine Banana Export Industry

Third World Studies Center
As this Report demonstrates, the Philippine Banana Export Industry is almost totally dependent upon the Japanese market. Thus, what is happening in the banana farms of Mindanao cannot fully be understood without looking at the dynamics of the market in Japan.

The field material for this study was collected over a period of nearly two years, from November 1978 to July 1980. The actual field work in Mindanao, however, was undertaken on two separate visits: the first from November 1978 to June 1979, the second from April 1980 to July 1980.