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Country brings coffee and cows to climate summit

01-12-2015

First results of the NAMA Café presented at SINTERCAFÉ

11-11-2016
Costa Rica launched the first results of its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) “Café de Costa Rica” at this year’s SINTERCAFE: Participating coffee mills have processed more than 700 kg of green coffee with a carbon footprint of less than 1 kg CO 2 e per kg of coffee. CO 2 e are CO 2 equivalents, a unit used to be able to universally compare greenhouse gas emissions. The low-carbon coffee comes from different coffee regions in Costa Rica. Additionally, the approximately 120 participants had the opportunity to sample five different types of low-carbon coffee grown and processed in Costa...

Costa Rica and Germany officially launch the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica”

19-10-2016
On October 19 th 2016, representatives from the Costa Rican Ministries for Environment and Energy (MINAE) and Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), as well as the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH officially launched the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” (NSP). The NSP offers technical and financial assistance to the Costa Rican NAMA Café de Costa Rica, which aims to support coffee farmers grow and process coffee efficiently and competitively, emit less greenhouse gases and become resilient to the effects of climate change. The goal of the NAMA Café is to produce...

Costa Rican coffee mills meet German coffee toasters to talk business

30-09-2016
From September 19 th to 30 th 2016 representatives of nine Costa Rican coffee mills travelled to Germany to meet with manufacturers and suppliers of the German coffee industry, as well as coffee roasters to negotiate promising collaborations. The delegation was sent under the NAMA Support Project „Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica“, which is currently being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Costa Rica. The first week was all about the Costa Rica´s four largest coffee mills (so-called „beneficios“). The mills Coopetarrazú, Coopedota, La Eva and Aquiares alone account for almost 20 percent of the national...

MAG, MINAE, ICAFE and GIZ Costa Rica sign agreement benefitting 6,000 coffee growers

09-09-2016
On September 9 th 2016 Costa Rica celebrated one of its most important agricultural products: Under the patronage of the Ministry for Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) the National Coffee Day was celebrated at its offices in San José, Costa Rica. As part of the festivities, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the MAG, the Ministry for Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) signed an agreement which makes technical and financial resources of more than US$ 7 million available, thus benefitting 6,000 farmers across the entire country. The cooperation between the four institutions will facilitate...

Coffee mill “El Cántaro” becomes first to be certified as carbon neutral under the scope of NAMA Café

09-09-2016
On the National Coffee Day on September 9 th 2016 representatives of MAG, MINAE, ICAFE and GIZ congratulated the coffee mill El Cántaro for becoming the first mill to be certified as carbon neutral under the guidance of the NAMA Café. Nestled among the mountains of Naranjo in Costa Rica´s Zona Occidente, lies the coffee processing mill El Cántaro. Its eight employees process 690.000 kg coffee yearly picked from 90 hectares of land. However, El Cántaro not only works hard to process coffee, but also to try and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that develop during the coffee´s processing. This has...

GIZ trains Costa Rican coffee mills in the measurement of carbon and water footprint

29-04-2016
In April 2016, the implementation of the Nationally Appropiate Mitigation Action (NAMA) “Café de Costa Rica” took an important step forward: Costa Rican coffee mills learned how to measure their carbon and water footprints in workshops organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) in Heredia, Costa Rica. On Monday, April 25 th 2016, 21 of 33 invited coffee mills from across the country participated in the workshop that offered an introduction in the basics of carbon footprint measuring. The representatives of coffee mills were also introduced to the technical personnel from...