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Thanks to Climate Change, Oranges Are the New Coffee in Costa Rica

(WRI) Coffee is core to Costa Rica's economy and its national identity. Farmers have been growing it there since the 1800s. The beans are so important that the country's history, as portrayed in the National Museum in San Jose, centers on coffee cultivation and...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting on a lucrative Colombian weed crop, bound for markets around...

Decline of Agriculture in Costa Rica

Data from the last official survey indicates that the number of jobs in the sector fell from 285,076 in 2010 to 213,155 in 2014. Agricultural sector leaders asked the government to freeze wages in the second half, improve the availability of credit, and change the...

El Niño To Affect Costa Rica Agriculture

(QCOSTARICA) Agricultural losses in Costa Rica from droughts and heavy rains this year are expected to exceed last year’s emergency conditions. Costa Rican agriculture is likely to experience major damages this year as a result of extreme weather expected to be brought on by El...

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