hence the relevance of banana for food security; •In the Philippines, 80-90% of land area planted to banana are cultivated by small farmers growing ‘Lakatan’, ‘Latundan’, ‘Bungulan’, ‘Saba’/‘Cardaba’ and … On April 21, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) was unable to reinstall the agrarian reform beneficiaries despite the Writ of Order issued by DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano due to the failure of the police to provide assistance and disarm the alleged 700 armed security guards inside the plantation. Next to coconut oil, fresh bananas are the top crop exported from the Philippines. Banana trade routes in Bato, Leyte, Philippines, 2012 Key Customers and Product Requirements: Cardaba banana is an