National Banana Festival 2018 (17-21 FEBRUARY 2018)

Event Dates:

17-21 FEBRUARY 2018


Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram district, 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 favorite 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.


National exhibition

National seminar

Photography Competition

Training programmes

  • High tech farming in banana (18.2.2018)
  • Value added food products from banana (19.2.2018)
  • Organic banana cultivation (20.2.2018)

Cultural Programmes



  • Essay writing
  • Painting
  • Quiz
  • Poster designing


  • Cookery competition
  • Vegetable carving competition
  • Big and Best Banana bunch


National Banana Festival
Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA)
T.C.15/510, USRA-55, Udarasiromani Road,
Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram -695010, Kerala, India

Ph:0471 2722151, +91 9447205913

Email:, (seminar)