Production with environmental awareness
An integral view on sustainable development drives Costa Rica to act under the motto that “we preserve to produce and we produce to preserve”. The country has expanded the value chain with organic agriculture, production under controlled environments, “green” products, fair trade and biotechnology applied to agriculture.
The country’s ideal position between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, also offers the right conditions for aquaculture. Costa Rica has become a key exporter of tilapia, yellow fin tuna, bigeye tuna, mahi mahi, and swordfish. Sustainable shrimp farming activities are also in place. The final products exported to the US, Germany and other EU countries include gourmet jarred or canned seafood with a wide variety of flavorings such as oregano, basil, mixed vegetables or even jalapeño among other specialties.Learn more about the country and its location
Growing demand for sustainable construction products has led to growth in Costa Rica’s bamboo industry in the South, where companies produce both construction materials and furniture using the fast-growing plant.
In addition, companies in several regions -- particularly the North -- are taking advantage of the vast biodiversity found beyond the GMA to harvest and export organic and natural products used to manufacture pharmaceutical and personal care products in Europe and Asia.