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Country tries to revive cultivation of lower quality coffee


Coffee producers will reduce their carbon emissions


Costa Rican coffee receives US$ 10.7 million for reduction of CO2 emissions

50.000 familia productoras del grano se verán beneficiadas con los fondos. Proyecto reduce emisiones de gases invernadero y disminuye costos. Más de 50.000 familias cafetaleras en el país podrán renovar los métodos de producción y tratamiento de su cosecha, para así reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y mejorar la competitividad del producto.

Country goes to climate summit with agro agenda


Coffee producers from 18 countries visit Costa Rican coffee region for knowledge exchange

In an effort to exchange knowledge and learn about the Costa Rican coffee sector, representatives from all over the world visited coffee mills and farms as well as the country’s National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) during the eighth edition of the Extraordinary Coffee Workshop (EWC) organized by Intelligentsia Coffee. “The goal is to study quality, production and learn different ways of cultivation, in short, all the innovations, perspectives and good ideas that Costa Rica can offer us from its coffee culture”, explains Geoff Watts from the US-American coffee roaster and buyer Intelligentsia Coffee and organizer of the ECW. The annual workshop...

NAMA Café de Costa Rica presented at COP22 in Marrakech

Andrea Meza Murillo, Director of the Costa Rican Ministry for Environment and Energy’s Climate Change Department (DCC) presented the NAMA Café de Costa Rica at the side event “NAMAs as Building Blocks to drive NDC Implementation – Reflections from the NAMA Facility” at the COP22 in Marrakech. Ms. Meza described the reasons for developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the coffee sector, focusing on the challenges for a country as small as Costa Rica. She highlighted the good collaboration between the public and private sector in the course of this NAMA, where the Ministries for Environment and Energy...

Country brings coffee and cows to climate summit


First results of the NAMA Café presented at SINTERCAFÉ

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”

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...

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

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...