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    MAG Promotes Community Agriculture Project in the Gulf of Nicoya

    Some 65 families on Isla Venado have an alternative for production and self-consumption, thanks to a community agriculture initiative promoted since June...

    Costa Rica Progresses Successfully Towards a Carbon Emission-Free Agriculture

    A preparatory meeting for the United Nations Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP25) was carried out by Costa Rica, as part of...

    Racism between Two Worlds: North America and Latin America

    Culture, religion, nationality, language or customs, do not determine a race ... Many people worldwide understand it and conduct struggles to state...

    Costa Rica’s Farmers Conmemoration Day

    Every 15th of May in Costa Rica is celebrated the day of the farmer, to pay tribute to all those women and men who...
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    Costa Rica Reduces Agrochemicals by Area Used in Agriculture

    Costa Rica managed to reduce the number of agrochemicals used per area in agricultural activities, from 10.7 kilos of active ingredient per hectare in...

    FAO: Deforestation is not necessary to produce more food

    Agriculture is still the main cause of deforestation around the world, and it is necessary to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and the forests...

    Bad Weather in Costa Rica Blamed for High Pineapple Prices in UK

    According to a new report, pineapple prices have climbed to their highest levels in almost three years and unfavorable weather conditions in Costa Rica...

    Costa Rican Farmers Strategize Climate Change in 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The agricultural sector is prepared to assess the strategies that will enable them to face the challenges that...

    Ticos Consume 12.5 Kilos of Pork Annually

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) recently paid tribute to pig farmers with new...

    Costa Rican Dairy Farm Sets Precedent to Receive an Award for Sustainability

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A cattle farm in Costa Rica is the first in the country to receive certification by the NGO,...

    Costa Rica’s Coffee Sector Receives Much Needed Boost Thanks to International Price Hike

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The increase in the international price of coffee has filled the Costa Rican coffee sector with optimism, as...

    Costa Rican Export Program Eliminates Plant Pests

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The authorities in Costa Rica today highlighted the success of a program that has virtually eliminate pests of...

    Banana Growers to Attend International Conference in San Jose Next Week

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - In order to meet the vision of more than 30 international experts and analyze the challenges facing the...

    Ethiopian Ministers Visit Costa Rica to Learn About Sustainable Farming

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Commerce Minister of Ethiopia, Yaekob Yalla, visited Costa Rica in order to learn about the process involved for...

    Activist Vandana Shiva Commends Costa Rica for Its War Against GMO Crops

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Vandana Shiva said that in Costa Rica, there is a war in which GM crops threaten traditional agriculture,...

    Banana Sector Experts Gathering in Costa Rica for Fifth Annual Convention

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - International experts will discuss the situation in Costa Rica and the challenges of the banana industry in the...

    Activist Vandana Shiva Visits Costa Rica to Campaign Against GMO Crops

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Indian activist, Vandana Shiva, will visit Costa Rica on January 21 to participate in a day of...

    Costa Rica Declares Banana Plant Pests an Emergency Situation

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) of Costa Rica today declared a state of emergency due to two pests...

    Costa Rica Declares the Use of Safer Pesticides

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The United States will provide technical support to Costa Rica for an increased use of reduced-risk pesticides, which...

    Costa Rica Will Lose 18 % of the Coffee Harvest to Rust Disease

    Heavy impact to Costa Rican coffee from Rust Disease, which has also affected crops across the Americas. Costa Rica will lose at least 18% of...

    Food Inflation in Latin America Reached 10 % in October Highest in 3 Years

    A report from October on Food inflation in Latin America and the Caribbean reached 10%, the highest rate in the last three...

    Farmers Demand Reduction in Their Taxes and Win

    After weeks of pressure from the agricultural sector; the Costa Rica Congress unanimously passed a bill that would lower Costa Rica property taxes for...

    Farming coffee in Costa Rica is not an easy job

    Costa Rica produces some of the best quality coffee in the world, which is mostly exported to other countries, so that foreigners can enjoy an excellent brew. However, life as a coffee farmer is above anything, a tough job.

    New germplasm bank aims to improve citrus in Costa Rica

    The Tropical Agricultural Research and Training opened a citrus germplasm bank in order to strengthen this variety of plants against various pests and diseases.

    Pathogen threatens citrus crop

    by MARVIN S. BARQUERO A disease that causes irregular ripening in citrus has become an imminent threat to thousands of acres of orange groves, especially...
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