• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Monteverde Aggies Lauded for Sustainability

September 5, 2008

The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry awarded ¢111 million (about $202,000) to 100 small coffee and dairy farmers in the mountainous Monteverde region, northwest of San José.

The farmers were awarded the money for “the environmental benefits (they) provide their communities by way of sustainable productive practices,” the ministry said in a statement.

Noé Vargas, the project coordinator for the Santa Elena Coffee Producers Cooperative, received ¢25 million (about $45,500) on behalf of the 50 coffee farmers he represents. The money, he said, would be put toward more efficient water use, reforestation, land conservation, new equipment and improving the coffee.

“We must use environmentally friendly alternatives to confront the high cost of materials,” Vargas said, according to the ministry statement.

Federico Muñoz, president of the Monteverde Milk Producers Association, accepted a prize of ¢86 million (about

$156,000) on behalf of his organization. Muñoz said the money would go toward making milk production by 58 dairy farmers, all small or medium-sized producers, more environmentally friendly.

 

You may be interested

Commemorative stamps mark Costa Rica’s path to 200 years
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Commemorative stamps mark Costa Rica’s path to 200 years

The Tico Times - April 21, 2021

Costa Rica is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the country is marking the occasion with, among other things, a…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Tuesday, April 20
Costa Rica
12 views
Costa Rica
12 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Tuesday, April 20

The Tico Times - April 20, 2021

Costa Rica registered: 1,069 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, April 14; 1,121 on Thursday, April 15; 1,044 on Friday,…

Costa Rica shines in World Press Freedom Index
Costa Rica
11 views
Costa Rica
11 views

Costa Rica shines in World Press Freedom Index

AFP - April 20, 2021

The annual report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that journalism was at least partly blocked in nearly three-quarters…