Costa Rica: Agricultural Plan 2010-21

The plan presented is based on three basic areas, competitiveness, management of rural areas, innovation and development.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Nacion.com informs, "Agricultural groups, former ministers and professionals from the College of Agricultural Engineers, criticized the lack of details as to how the plan presented by the government would be financed and implemented.”

Starting today and for a period of 30 days talks with groups related to the plan will be conducted in order to expand and improve the plan.

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Latinoamerican and Caribbean agriculture forecast

October 2011

The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2011-2012.

ECLAC, FAO and IICA press release:

San Jose, Costa Rica, October 21 (ECLAC/FAO/IICA). Despite the current context of volatility and high food prices, in the long term, the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be able to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by having available land - albeit concentrated in a few countries- a relative abundance of water, biodiversity and well-educated human resources.

Costa Rica: National Development Plan 2011-2014

December 2010

The government agenda is based on four areas: social welfare, public safety and social peace, environment and land management, competitiveness and innovation.

The plan presented by President Laura Chinchilla and the Minister of Planning, Laura Alfaro, proposed 11 major objectives, which included reducing unemployment from 7.8% in 2009, at a rate of 6% by 2014.

Costa Rica: New Government's Objectives Presented

August 2010

The president, Laura Chinchilla, has set the economic target of achieving annual average growth of between 5% and 6%.

In addition, Chinchilla set goals for unemployment at 5%, accrued Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth $9,000 and the passing of laws related to water management.

Costa Rica will spend 14 million USD to stimulate grain production

May 2008

The government of Costa Rica announced an emergency plan to spend 14 million dollars to reactivate cultivation of basic grains in the short term.

The initiative will encourage production of beans, rice, and white corn, which are basic to the Costa Rican diet. The idea is to blunt the effects of a possible worldwide food shortage, which has been predicted by some international organizations.

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