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Look Windwards! A Question of Growing Bananas Adapted from `the nine number picture board’ on: http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/visual.htm Copyright © 2006 Farming and Countryside Education Click on a number for a question about bananas! Click on the banana to bring you back to this page. 2

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Look Windwards!

A Question of Growing Bananas

Adapted from `the nine number picture board’ on: http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/visual.htm

Copyright © 2006 Farming and Countryside Education

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Click on a number for a question about bananas!

Click on the banana to bring you back to this page.

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what are these items used for
What are these items used for?

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answer 1
Answer 1
  • These are the ropes used to hold the banana plants up.
  • They are used once and then recycled and used to keep another banana plant from falling over during storms.

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2 what is the name of this little banana plant
2.What is the name of this little banana plant

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answer 2
Answer 2
  • Its called a sucker. Each banana plant grows these side shoots.
  • The farmer cuts away all except one. This will be separated from the main plant and grows a new plant of its own.

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3 name this type of knife
3. Name this type of knife.

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answer 3
Answer 3.
  • It’s a machete.
  • The farmer uses it to keep his plants in good condition.

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4 what is the item in the sea for
4. What is the item in the sea for?

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answer 4
Answer 4.
  • This is where large ships tie up when they come in to dock at St Lucia.

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5 when are the bananas put into bags in the uk or the caribbean
5. When are the bananas put into bags?In the UK or the Caribbean?

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answer 5
Answer 5

They are bagged in the Caribbean.

This is due to the lower wages costs.

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6 what is the purpose of the ditches between each row of plants
6. What is the purpose of the ditches between each row of plants?

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answer 6
Answer 6

These are drainage channels. The high rainfall in the Caribbean could damage the plants if it was encouraged to runoff the fields.

The farmers dig and maintain these ditches to make sure that the fields do not get waterlogged and the plants do not rot.

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7 what does the farmer have in his hand
7. What does the farmer have in his hand?

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answer 7
Answer 7.
  • It’s a stake- its used to tie down the banana plants. Its like a wooden tent peg.

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8 what is this used for
8. What is this used for?

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answer 8
Answer 8.
  • This is a solution of water and other chemicals.
  • The bananas are washed in this before they are bagged and boxed.

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9 what is the link between this school and bananas
9. What is the link between this school and bananas?

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answer 9
Answer 9.
  • This school was paid for using Fairtrade money.
  • It’s called a social premium and it improves the standard of life for everyone on the island.

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