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With an eye on the sky, Costa Rica’s farmers harvest rain to beat drought

HOJANCHA, Costa Rica, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers everywhere know water means life, and a lack of it can spell ruin. In Hojancha, a canton that lies about 130 kilometres (80 miles) west of the Costa Rican capital San Jose, cattle farmer...

Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

Q COSTA RICA, by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com -El Jobo and Cerro Verde are two small villages boxed in by Nicoya’s mountains. In order to get there you have to travel over narrow dirt roads that rise and fall in the foothills. Once you arrive,...

Hundreds of Animals in Guanacaste Threatened Due To Lack of Water and Food

(QCOSTARICA) By Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Thousands of hectares of farmland lost, hundreds of cows dead from lack of water and food, farmers in debt and without resources to pay their debts—these are among many of the complaints that were expressed by producers on...

Costa Rica Selling Milk That Isn’t Milk?

COSTA RICA NEWS - Costa Rican dairy farmers have denounced the fact that in the region regulations are not met nor are specifications on labeling and product features. The Chamber of Milk Producers (Spanish: Cámara de Productores de Leche - CPL)) argues that there are...

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