85 young men and women of Panama will have the opportunity to study at CATIE

Under a new agreement between CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Institute for the Training and Development of Human Resources of Panama (IFARHU), Panamanians will have the opportunity to study master’s degrees and diplomas in Costa Rica. The agreement, signed by CATIE’s director general, Muhammad Ibrahim, accompanied by Roberto Quiroz, director […]

CATIE ranks as the third best university nationwide

Recently, AD ScientificIndex published its Ranking 2023 of Costa Rican Universities, in which CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) occupies the third position. CATIE has been an international university of great prestige for more than 75 years, committed to training leaders for change in areas related to agriculture, natural resources, environmental economics, sustainable […]

30 new rural sector enterprises join ACTIVA-CATIE to boost their business models

After receiving more than 700 applications in its third call for rural sector ventures in Costa Rica, the innovation and incubation laboratory of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), ACTIVA, has already selected 30 new ventures with which it will work during 2023 and which will be granted the seed capital provided by […]

CATIE and ACOFOP sign cooperation agreement for sustainable forest management actions in Petén

After more than 30 years of joint collaboration between CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP, its Spanish acronym), on August 4 of this year both organizations ratified their commitment to the integrated management of natural resources and, mainly, to sustainable forest management, strategic actions […]

Costa Rica presents its Mangrove Ecosystem Map

The country’s coastal ecosystems are composed of coral reefs, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and seagrasses, which provide a wide variety of services to society. Due to their economic and environmental importance, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC_MINAE) presented this February 9 The official Mangrove Ecosystems Map 2021, thus fulfilling a key pending issue to […]

Cocoa sector in Olancho, Honduras, moves towards productivity and sustainability

Cocoa in Honduras represents an important productive activity for families in rural areas and has gained importance in municipalities and communities in Olancho. The Chocolate4All project worked in this area for three years, contributing to the growth of the cocoa sector, mainly through technical assistance, capacity building and the transfer of knowledge and innovative methodologies […]

Cocoa: the ancestral fruit from which delicious chocolate is born

Cocoa is an ancestral crop of great economic importance to the world, generating between 8 and 10 billion dollars a year; it also represents the livelihood for more than 40 million people. Most cocoa is produced in Africa, which accounts for 70% of the world’s production. However, cocoa production also has a strong presence in […]

Honduran families forge the path to sustainable cocoa production

In a department of Honduras called Olancho, the families of Ramiro Benítez and Ángela Castro began their quest for profitable and diversified cocoa production under the guidance and advice of the technical staff of the Chocolate4All project, even though, according to data from the Forest Conservation Institute (ICF, its Spanish acronym), this department has lost […]

Agro-forestry and regenerative agriculture in coffee-growing areas with climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held the Global Conference on Sustainable Plant Production (GPC) from November 2 to 4, under the hybrid format, in which CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) participated by presenting a talk entitled Agro-forestry and regenerative agriculture in coffee-growing areas with climate change. The […]

Evidence of the contribution of birds and bees to coffee plantations presented at the International Coffee Festival

From October 13 to 15, the Mexican state of Chiapas, specifically the municipality of Ocozocoautla, hosted the second International Coffee Festival, an event that brought together producers, coffee growing experts, national and international buyers and other actors involved in the coffee value chain. In this festival, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries […]

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