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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…

The Best Coffee in Costa Rica: Naranjo Wins Again
Business
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Business
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The Best Coffee in Costa Rica: Naranjo Wins Again

The Tico Times - May 23, 2016

A tiny town in Naranjo, Alajuela, is once again home to the best coffee in Costa Rica. On Friday evening, judges named Francisco Mena of Monte Llano…

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 Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on…