Partnership between IICA and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labor will aim to generate better production conditions in vulnerable rural communities across the country.
With the support of IICA, the cocoa sector of this Caribbean country will continue to make progress in adopting good sanitary, trade, and production practices.
As part of its technical cooperation efforts in the country last year, IICA supported water infrastructure development, vegetable cultivation, and the use of Perone hive technology.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica (MAG), with the support of IICA, spearheaded an initiative to increase the competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers in the Northern Huetar, Caribbean Huetar and Brunca regions.
Both entities signed a cooperation agreement that will pave the way for positioning agroindustry as a driver of sustainable economic progress, prompting improvements in the quality of life of people in the Caribbean.
SEAZONS, a business involved in the sale of pepper mash, shared its experience with other local producers, to encourage the development of value added skills in the hot pepper chain.