banana belt


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banana belt

n
informal Canadian a region with a warm climate, esp one in Canada
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Mindanao lies in the worlds banana belt, where the crop is produced competitively owing to climate and other considerations.
Elsewhere in the magazine, writer Allen Best explores a part of the Western Slope known as the "banana belt" that boasts more organic farming per capita than any other region of the state, a claim that might be news even to Coloradans who care deeply about where their food comes from and who produces it.
The hillsides from Brigham City through Willard and Perry are considered the "Banana Belt of Utah," while Utah County is well known for its production of tart and sweet cherries.
The re-birth of the 'banana belt', under the leadership of the Banana Control Board, was intended to stimulate development in a region that suffered from the highest levels of poverty in the country (Moberg 1997).
The two winemakers have purchased approximately 65 acres on the southeastern side of the lake in an area known locally as the "banana belt" because of its microclimate with a longer growing season and more moderate temperatures than other locations in the Finger Lakes region.
There also is a "banana belt" farming region some 30 miles away, with a milder microclimate where farmers can maintain orchards.
North Colorado has a warm, dry climate all year round and is known as the Banana Belt. It's not shawl-wearing country, even if Celia were disposed to wear it.
Baker was an instant success with her danse sauvage, which she performed first in feathers and later in a banana belt. Within two years, she rose to fame in Paris and became the toast of the worlds of art and musical theater.
The EU Banana Support Program (BSP) will focus on three critical areas: (1) a Nematode Control Programme to reduce the use of nematicides; (2) Rehab of aged and diseased plantations and crop timing with the introduction of Tissue Culture Plants (Meristem Plants); (3) A Rural Development Component that will include Social Community-based sub-projects in the Banana Belt such as water and sanitation, health, social infrastructure, education, social services.
"Anchorage itself is in the 'banana belt, (1)" he notes.
We've been riding for a few hours, and this is the focal point of today's 45-mile training ride: hammering on some hills as they prepare for the upcoming Banana Belt race.
Andrey and Knapper's conclusion that many drivers can take their lessons and tests 'without ever having to encounter the wide range of weather hazards that are a feature of Canadian driving' again seems to be the view from the banana belt of southern Ontario.