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Workers spraying down fresh pineapples as they enter a processing facility.

Limón Province, Costa Rica, November 2014. Pineapples are by definition unsustainable, requiring high use of agrochemicals and replacing large swaths of land with a single, spiny crop. However, pineapples are also extremely popular, so in spite of their inherent unsustainability, they’re not going anywhere. To meet increasing global demand for sustainably produced crops, companies in Costa Rica are investing in improved agricultural practices, certifications, and better conditions for laborers.

Sustainable pineapple production - dream or reality?

Submitter Stephan Hardeman
Copyright © 2019

Country Costa Rica
Topics Adaptation, Food Security and Agriculture

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