Dense "undergrowth" in Agricultural Sector in Costa Rica

The OECD has pointed to an overabundance of institutions: 11 institutes, 6 corporations, and 9 sectoral committees including organizations for children, young people and rural women.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 explains that "...The OECD criticized the large number of institutions in the public agricultural sector and said that this complicates sectoral decision-making. An organizational chart requested of the Executive Secretariat for the Agricultural Sector Planning (Sepsa), attached to the MAG, shows that there are 11 institutions, six corporations (such as Corbana) and nine sectoral committees, among them the National Council Club 4-S "

As part of the assessment by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) following Costa Rica's request to join the bloc, in September 2015 a review was started of agricultural public policies, whose final outcome will be revealed in March 2017, however it has already yielded some conclusions about state involvement in the sector.

Former ministers and businessmen linked to the agricultural sector agree on the need to review the functions of each of the institutions and restructure them, not only to meet OECD standards, but to improve the sector's performance and make better use of the resources allocated by the State. 

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