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Study reveals potential for "fair trade" foods

Ministerios serían principales compradores. Productos tienen sello de protección ambiental y aporte a las comunidades. Los alimentos con sello de "comercio justo" tienen un mercado potencial en Costa Rica, aunque se conoce poco, a escala local, este tipo de producción, concluyó un estudio.

Farms improve sales potential with sustainable seals


International market pays 39% more for Costa Rican coffee


Costa Rica will import 50% of the coffee used for domestic consumption this year


Coffee arrives cautiously at the end of the year


Costa Rican coffee already is carbon neutral


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...

Costa Rican coffee mills meet German coffee toasters to talk business

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...

Climate-friendly coffee from Costa Rica served at BMUB´s 30th anniversary

On September 10 th and 11 th 2016, Berlin, Germany focused on the future. The “Umweltpolitik 3.0 – Das Festival der Zukunft” (Environmental policy 3.0 – the festival of the future) festival took place, celebrating the 30 th anniversary of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seized the opportunity and presented its work on the topics of environment and climate – among them the latest milestones and current work-in- progress of the NAMA Support Project “Low-Emission Coffee Costa Rica”. A sample of genuine Costa...