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The Costa Rica Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas in Farming

Costa Rica has approximately 1.6 million head of cattle, according to The National Institute of Statistics and Census’ (INEC) latest National Agricultural Survey. This...

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

This week Costa Rica officially joins the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, which aims to reduce meat consumption and environmental harm.

Costa Rica to step up carbon-neutral coffee production

Coffee fans will soon have another reason to buy Costa Rican brews. On Tuesday, officials from the Environment Ministry announced a new goal to convert 25,000 hectares of coffee plantations to carbon-efficient farms.

Costa Rica experiments with aquaponics to fight drought

Water from an aquaponics system works as an effective fertilizer that reduces crops’ growing time by up to 50 percent and reduces water use by up to 90 percent, according to research from the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry.

Animal welfare service discovers contagious bacteria in cattle

After surveying 348 cows across 19 farms in the area, 44 infected cows were identified, quarantined and killed to control the spread of the bacteria that affects people as well as animals.

Costa Rica declares national emergency over drought in northwestern province of Guanacaste

After months of drought, President Luis Guillermo Solís declared a national emergency in the province of Guanacaste and other cantons across the country on Tuesday. The drought in the northwestern province has been the worst in more than 50 years, according to the National Meteorological Institute.

Russia to open market for Costa Rican beef products

Health authorities from Russia arrived in Costa Rica Tuesday to evaluate trade possibilities for local animal products, the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry reported.

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