Rural Economic Development


A Sustainable Future

Costa Rica’s rural communities must play a key role in the country’s efforts to ensure sustainable development, protect natural resources and reduce poverty. By offering key training to empower and prepare rural enterprises, creating local value chains and building consensus and coordination among local actors, these communities are empowered as leaders in their own development.
The Costa Rica U.S.A. Foundation for Cooperation supports the Government of Costa Rica in developing local wealth in critical regions by building production chains and creating innovative models for rural tourism that transform rural residents into key stakeholders in environmental conservation.