Regenerative agriculture

Good agricultural practices

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Regenerative agriculture
No-till farming, biodiverse polycultures, soil conservation, mulch, anti-erosion barriers; use of compost, biofertilizers, organic bio-controllers; holistic livestock management; and edible forests. Key activities identified are Cocoa and vegetables.
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Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

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

Expected Impact

Promote regenerative practices in agricultural activities that can raise productivity and gender inclusion.

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).
In the Huetar Caribe Region, the reported cocoa yield is 0.6 per hectare (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.
Medium Term (5–10 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 2015 $11.1 M were exported of Cocoa. In 2017, vegetables' supply was $121,751 M.
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 starts its transition towards organic production is ¢1,000,250 (CEDECO))
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. Arce (2019) ANÁLISIS COMPARATIVO DE PRECIOS Y COSTOS DE PRODUCCIÓN DE HORTALIZAS CULTIVADAS DE MANERA ORGÁNICA Y CONVENCIONAL. Revista UCR de Agronomía Costarricense 44(2). Chacon (2019) SITUACION ACTUAL DEL CULTIVO DE CACAO EN COSTA RICA. Oficina Nacional de Semillas.
IOA Sources
  • Presidencia (2021) 165 FAMILIAS DE TILARÁN DESARROLLAN HUERTAS CASERAS PARA HACER FRENTE A AFECTACIONES POR LA PANDEMIA. Comunicado oficial. PROCOMER (2016) CHOCOLATE DE UPALA SE VENDE EN EUROPA Y CANADÁ. Comunicado oficial. PROCOMER (2020) Alimentos orgánicos frescos y procesados. Dirección de Inteligencia Comercial PROCOMER (2016) OPORTUNIDADES COMERCIALES PARA LA EXPORTACIÓN DE CACAO. Dirección de Inteligencia Comercial PROCOMER (2020) COVID-19 IMPULSA LA COMERCIALIZACIÓN DE ALIMENTOS ORGÁNICOS. Comunidado oficial.