Country Has More Organic Farmers

April 1, 2005

THE number of organic farmers inCosta Rica has increased to 6,000 producersof organic coffee, banana, cacao,pineapple, medicinal plants and vegetableson approximately 11,000 hectares, accordingto a recent study by the pro-organicorganization EcoLógica.The Ministry of Agriculture estimatedlast year the number of organic farmerswas 4,000, growing crops on 9,100 hectares.

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