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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,…

Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans
Business
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Business
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Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry have begun distributing the seeds of a new variety of heat- and drought-resistant black beans —…

Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector
Business
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Business
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Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector

L. Arias - December 13, 2016

Hurricane Otto caused severe losses to coffee producers to the tune of  ₡8.37 billion (approximately $15 million), according to estimates from the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE). ICAFE’s…

A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn

Jennifer Murillo - August 31, 2016

Ligia Isabel Salazar is on a mission to create awareness about the social, cultural and nutritional value of Costa Rican blue corn through her initiative Proyecto Curubanda, which…

Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment
Business
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Business
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Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment

Jill Replogle and Emiliana García - August 2, 2016

Several months into the rainy season, Guanacaste is green and lush again. The severe drought that afflicted the country's agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in…

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