COSTA RICA: Pineapple buyers can now guarantee they’re deforestation-free

As consumers become increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of agro-commodity production, with the click of a button, companies buying pineapples from Costa Rica – one of the world’s largest producers of the fruit – can now see if their suppliers are engaged in deforestation or not, with help from the United Nations’ Green Commodities […]

SPAIN: Canaries and Costa Rica coordinate efforts to help their banana growers

The president of the Canarian Executive, Fernando Clavijo, and the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Minister, Alexander Mora, who was on an official visit to the Canary archipelago, stated that the Canary Islands and Costa Rica have asked the European Union to work together to create the conditions so that there is a greater certainty in […]

COSTA RICA: Exporters pin hopes on China’s pineapple intake

Costa Rican pineapple suppliers could face major oversupply if the anticipated major demand from China is less than expected.   The Chinese market opened for Costa Rican pineapples earlier this year and there are already significant volumes being sent to Asia, said Jai Thakrar, president of exporter Jalaram Fruit, with new plantings in the ground […]

COSTA RICA: “We don’t see a solution to the Mexican avocado conflict this year”

Costa Rica’s Hass avocado lovers could receive good news regarding the return of this Mexican product.     Costa Rican consumers, who haven’t been able to enjoy this product since May 2015, might soon enjoy this product again, as the conflict between both countries could be solved in the near future.   The State Phytosanitary […]