Regenerative agriculture

Agriculture with sustainable practices.
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Regenerative agriculture
No-till farming, biodiverse polycultures, soil conservation, mulch, and anti-erosion barriers; use of compost, biofertilizers, and organic bio-controllers; activated biochar with microorganisms; holistic management of livestock; and edible forests.
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

A disaggregated business model with emphasis on innovation and product seeding that aims at collaborative hubs in the territory with linkages.

Expected Impact

Decarbonized cropland and revitalize agriculture so it can be more inclusive towards women.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
16%, 0.8%, 3%, 15% yield per ha of Plantain, Beans, Corn, and Cassava (MAG).
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
In Banana, for example, cumulative exports are $563.58 M as of June 2021 (BCCR).
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
The approximate cost for the initial investment in a farm that begins its transition towards organic production is $1,000,250
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Life on Land (SDG 15)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
Sector Sources
  • MIDEPLAN (2021). Estrategia Económica Territorial para una Economía Inclusiva y Descarbonizada 2020-2050 en Costa Rica Gobierno de Costa Rica (2018). Plan Nacional de Descarbonización 2018-2050. INAMU (2018). Política Nacional para la Igualdad Efectiva entre Mujeres y Hombres 2018-2030, PIEG Asamblea de Costa Rica (1998). Ley 7779, Ley de Uso, Manejo y Conservación de Suelos. Asamblea de Costa Rica (1997). Ley 7064, Ley de Fomento a la Producción Agropecuaria y MAG Asamblea de Costa Rica (1998). Ley Nº 8591, Ley de Desarrollo, Promoción y Fomento de la Actividad Agropecuaria Orgánica. INEC (2019). Encuesta Nacional Agropecuaria 2019. SEPSA (2019). Comportamiento de la cartera de crédito para actividades agropecuarias. INEC (2015). VI Censo Nacional Agropecuario RESULTADOS GENERALES
IOA Sources
  • UCI (2018). Costa Rica será el primer HUB a nivel global para desarrollo regenerativo territorial. Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional CEDECO (2005). SONDEO DE FINCAS CON POTENCIAL DE TRANSICIÓN HACIA LA PRODUCCION ORGANICA EN REGION CARIBE Y SARAPIQUI . Con respaldo de MINAE y SINAC PROCOMER (2020). Alimentos orgánicos frescos y procesados. Dirección de Inteligencia Comercial PROCOMER (2020). COVID-19 IMPULSA LA COMERCIALIZACIÓN DE ALIMENTOS ORGÁNICOS. Comunidado oficial.