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Costa Rica promotes pesticide-free rice farming
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica promotes pesticide-free rice farming

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

A joint program of the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) and the Economy and Industry Ministry (MEIC) seeks to promote the production and marketing of pesticide-free rice in the…

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

The Tico Times - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat

L. Arias - May 31, 2016

Consumption of vegetables grown north of Cartago province do not pose any risk to humans despite their exposure to ashes from the Turrialba Volcano, the Costa Rican government says. Ash…

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

The Tico Times - May 13, 2016

Border police seized 20,000 apparently illegal avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned…

Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban

The Tico Times - May 5, 2016

The first anniversary of Costa Rica’s ban on avocado imports from nine different countries falls on Cinco de Mayo, a cruel joke for those looking forward to…

Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes to World Trade Organization
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes to World Trade Organization

The Tico Times - July 17, 2015

Costa Rica’s two-month long ban on avocados from the world’s largest producer has moved on to the World Trade Organization. The Mexican Embassy in San José and…

Costa Rica’s avocado ban turns into a food fight
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica’s avocado ban turns into a food fight

The Tico Times - June 20, 2015

See also: Costa Rica bans avocado imports from 9 countries  Costa Rica’s Communications Minister walks into a Subway and orders avocado on his sandwich…Stop me if you’ve…

Costa Rica starts aid distribution to Guanacaste farmers stricken by drought
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica starts aid distribution to Guanacaste farmers stricken by drought

L. Arias - June 10, 2015

Officials from the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) began distributing animal feed and other supplies to help nearly 4,000 farmers affected by a lack…

Costa Rica experiments with aquaponics to fight drought
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica experiments with aquaponics to fight drought

L. Arias - May 22, 2015

The Costa Rican government is launching a pilot aquaponics program in hopes of offering an alternative to farmers hit by drought. Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) officials are…

Costa Rica increases organic produce exports to Europe
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Costa Rica increases organic produce exports to Europe

L. Arias - May 15, 2015

Exports of organic products from Costa Rica to European Union countries in 2014 grew for the fourth consecutive year, according to reports from the Agriculture and Livestock…