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On bananas and the fungus that threatens global harvests
Bananas
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Bananas
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On bananas and the fungus that threatens global harvests

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 13, 2019

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) last week declared a national emergency after detecting a fungus that experts say threatens global banana harvests. Panama disease Tropical Race 4,…

Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt
Central America
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Central America
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Central American countries raise alert about banana wilt

AFP and The Tico Times - July 14, 2019

The International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (Oirsa) issued an alert on Sunday to prevent the advance of the destructive wilt disease in banana plantations across Central…

Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water
Central America
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Central America
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Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water

Noe Leiva / AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2019

VALLE DE ANGELES, Honduras — An agronomist places traps in a wooded area on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa to monitor the return of an insect that years…

Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people

AFP - August 25, 2018

A drought affecting several countries in Central America has caused significant losses in crops, affecting more than two million people, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

Can Costa Rica save its bees?
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Can Costa Rica save its bees?

Mitzi Stark - July 18, 2018

Imagine a day without fruit or vegetables. No orange juice for breakfast. No honey for your pancakes nor strawberries to top them. No tomatoes for a salad…

Latin America could feed the world, says IICA chief
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America could feed the world, says IICA chief

AFP - January 16, 2018

Latin America has the agricultural potential to guarantee world food security, Manuel Otero, the newly elected director of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), said Monday…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism

Laura Killingbeck - April 14, 2017

Everyone who travels must also eat, which means all tourists are food tourists. Everyone visiting or living in Costa Rica will participate in Costa Rica’s food culture.…

A look at Costa Rica’s tomato revolution
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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A look at Costa Rica’s tomato revolution

Mitzi Stark - April 13, 2017

There’s good news about tomatoes that will help both producers and consumers – that means us. Plant engineers at the University of Costa Rica's Fabio Baudrit Moreno…

Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization
Business
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Business
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Mexico takes Costa Rica ban on avocados to World Trade Organization

L. Arias - March 8, 2017

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported that Mexico filed a complaint on Wednesday against Costa Rica over its ban on imports of Hass avocados from that country,…