Costa Rica


  • 3-April-2017

    English

    Agricultural Policies in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica’s strong agricultural sector is underpinned by the country’s political stability, robust economic growth and high levels of human development.  The sector has achieved significant export success, yet raising productivity and staying competitive in world markets will require efforts to address bottlenecks in infrastructure, innovation and access to financial services.  Maximising Costa Rica’s comparative advantage in higher-value niche products will depend upon more efficient services to agriculture, including better implementation of programmes, improved co-ordination among institutions, and reduced bureaucracy. While overall protection for agriculture is relatively low compared to OECD countries, it is nonetheless highly distorting to production and trade. Managing the transition to scheduled liberalisation presents an opportunity to reform costly policies, and to implement an alternative policy package with new investments in innovation, productivity and diversification, supported by transition assistance where needed. Costa Rican agriculture’s vulnerability to extreme weather events is expected to worsen with climate change, and even while the country is among global leaders in environmental protection, sustainable development and climate change mitigation, further adaptation efforts will be necessary.

  • 18-janvier-2010

    Français, , 701kb

    Importance économique de l'agriculture dans la lutte contre la pauvreté

    La déclaration du Millénaire fixe 2015 comme date cible pour réduire de moitié le nombre de personnes vivant dans une extrême pauvreté. Ce document examine le rôle du secteur agricole et les caractéristiques communes à 25 pays ayant remarquablement réussi à lutter contre l’extrême pauvreté.

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