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Agreement with Nicaragua opens northern border to the entry of temporary workers to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In an attempt to save the harvests due to a lack of manual labor caused by the pandemic and the government's policies of controlling the movement of migrant labor, Costa Rica signed an agreement this Friday, November 6, with Nicaraguan to open...

Costa Rica begins evaluation of industrial hemp

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) reported the beginning of evaluations for the cultivation of industrial hemp in Costa Rica, with the first three cultivars. "Three cultivars of the species that are used for the production of fibers, seeds and essential oils were brought...

MAG and Cen-Cinai Workers Agree To Return To Work

Union representatives of the workers of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) and the Dirección de CEN-CINAI del Ministerio de Salud, agreed to lift the strike movement in these public institutions, reported the Minister of Labor Thursday afternoon. Steven Nuñez said the agreement was...

Organic pineapple in the post-truth era

By Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini. An article published in several websites (nerdwallet.com, Nasdaq.com, qcostarica-082020.mystagingwebsite.com), authored by Mr. Richard Read, contains a number of statements that are not true, and states others that are out of the proper context that does not reflect the true...

Costa Rica Consumes More Milk

According to the sector's union, in 2017 consumption of milk and its derivatives reached 212 liters per capita, 33% above the level recommended by international health agencies. According to the Cámara Nacional de Productores de Leche (Caprole) - National Chamber of Milk Producers, growth in...

Costa Rica To Keep Track Of Its Pigs

Q COSTA RICA - The Costa Rica Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal  (SENASA) - National Animal Health Service  - announced it's plan to implement traceability of pigs. The process includes registration and updating information on substinence, small, medium and large pig farms in the country. From...

Costa Rica Importers Seeking Dialogue With US Ambassador

QCOSTARICA - Following an interview with La Nacion, where the United States Ambassador to Costa Rica, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, said the Solis administration policy on agriculture is straining bilateral trade, the Chamber of Exporters and Importers of Perishables, want a meeting with the Ambassador. Randall...

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...

Costa Rica to Work on Preventing Illegal Fishing

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Chaves Xinia Quirós, has participated in the Technical Consultation on measures to prevent and deter illegal fishing, held by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. The objective of the meeting was to seek consensus among...

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