DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS FOR SHARED RURAL SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES
The rural leaders of today and tomorrow will need to employ new approaches and solutions. Building on EARTH’s in-depth understanding of and work with rural communities and its more than 12,000 acres spanning two distinct tropical ecosystems, EARTH Futures will conduct focused action research in partnership with local leaders. EARTH Futures will focus on the following areas:
Demonstrative Impact Projects:
Strengthening and consolidating two biological corridors in Limón and Guanacaste as innovative models of sustainable territorial management and the green economy for rural areas.
Designing and facilitating community-led capacity building programs to increase preparedness for climate change among at least 500 local producers.
Accelerating the transition to a green economy in Costa Rica’s Atlantic region by strengthening 30 small and medium sized cocoa enterprises (SMEs) in partnership with MEIC and 6 other government entities.
Using precision agriculture techniques to address the production crisis in Costa Rica’s corn value chain, 90% of which is led by small producers, in partnership with MAG.