• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Lack of rainfall threatens Costa Rican agriculture

September 25, 2012

A drier than usual rainy season in Costa Rica especially will affect the northwestern province of Guanacaste, as government officials already foresee problems for agriculture and livestock in the area.

Rainfall records from the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) also support the conclusion that a drought has hit the area and other parts of the country.

The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry reported that currently 20,000 hectares of farmland are being irrigated to deal with the lack of rainfall, but already a large number of rice farmers have stopped farming due to a shortage of water.

Data from the Livestock Development Corporation indicate that some 396,000 head of cattle in the Central and North Pacific regions could be affected.

IMN also said the climatic phenomenon known as “El Niño” could continue causing problems across the country for the rest of the year.

You may be interested

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan
Climate Change
924 views
Climate Change
924 views

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps…

International communities commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day
Global
2914 views
Global
2914 views

International communities commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Tico Times - January 27, 2021

Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on…

Best Costa Rica Movie of 2021: El Pajaro de Fuego
Arts & Culture
11 views
Arts & Culture
11 views

Best Costa Rica Movie of 2021: El Pajaro de Fuego

Tico Times - January 27, 2021

While Costa Rica is a favorite destination for many international film stars, it is not well known for its local…