Banana Farmer

Banana Planter

Minimum ? No entry level barrier; 5th standard passed preferable

Certified training for Banana Farmer (programme aligned to AGR/Q0201 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Prior experience in banana farming for 1 year

The tasks a Banana Farmer is expected to perform include: Procuring the seeds from the market according to the climatic conditions and soil type of the area

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Preparing the nursery

Cultivating the fruit

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in banana farming

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation for the fruit

Proficient in preparing the land for banana cultivation

Familiar with nutrient management

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management of the fruit

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.

For daily wage workers -INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Banana Farming in India

Banana is the second most important fruit crop in India after mango. Its year round availability, affordability, varietal range, taste, nutritive and medicinal value makes it the favourite fruit among all classes of people. The production of bananas during the year2012-13 was 30.28 million tonnesas against 28.46 million tonnes in 2011-12.1
Banana is also an important export item from our country. The government is emphasizing more on this export by introducing new organic varieties and hybrid varieties for this crop. The increasing trend growth in cultivation will require more Banana Farmers for this crop.


Farm owners

Cities and towns across India