Panama continues to bet on agro-tourism

A total of 12 farms received certificates to offer agro-tourism services after completing the Agricultural Good Practices (BPA).

Friday, December 12, 2008

Minister Olmedo Espino pointed out that the activity is a great alternative for farmers and highlights the effort made by both entities for the agro-tourism development of Panama, but above all, because it offers economic benefits and provides incentives for ecological preservation.

10 farms are expected to fulfill certification requirements by January.

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Affirming the Bet on Agro-tourism in Panama

February 2009

The Agro-tourism Director of the Department of Agricultural Development has created a project inspired by the experiences of Colombia and Costa Rica.

The project involves the classification and certification of the establishments that are dedicated to this activity. During 2008, there were 158 farms registered as businesses of agro-tourism.

Sustainable Production Standards for Cattle Farmers

September 2010

Rainforest Alliance and USAID have presented a new standard aimed at encouraging cattle farms to improve their environmental and social sustainability.

This standard, which forms part of the agreements established in DR-CAFTA, will help cattle farmers to implement best practices by voluntarily opting to obtain the the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ certification.

Certification for Dairy Farms in Costa Rica

February 2009

The largest dairy business in the country and the National Service of Animal Health will certify milk producers with good agro-ecological practices.

Costa Rican dairy producers will be able to count on an innovative program that will help them apply regulations for the management of waste, improve the treatment process of sewage, and receive assistance in agro-ecological matters.

Guatemala: Good Practice Certificates for Farmers

August 2010

19 associations have received certificates enabling them to export to the USA by complying with international agricultural best practice standards.

The scheme promoted by Fundación Ágil and coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to date has certified 48 farming groups.

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