The country’s banana sector has cleared the first hurdle on its way to marketing the fruit under a country of origin label
National Banana Corporation predicts modest increase in volumes for 2011
Costa Rica’s banana sector is forecasting a slight increase in overall volumes for its 2011 campaign to an estimated 105 million boxes, which it believes should mark a modest recovery from last year’s rain-affected season.
Inclement weather has set back the traditional start to the season, but production shortfalls look set to help the market recover
Dole and Del Monte are closing plants in Costa Rica as a result of the falling dollar and low production
Investigation by Consumers International claims to have found a "catalogue of damage" caused by intensive tropical fruit production in Costa Rica
EXCLUSIVE: Dole responds to report and documentary by Consumers International and Guardian Films on intensive tropical fruit production in Costa Rica
Marks & Spencer has awarded Dole's Bananito operation in Costa Rica a Plan A award in recognition of sustainability efforts.
UK retailer hands Plan A farming award to Dole's Bananito operation in Costa Rica in recognition of sustainability efforts
Central American nation sees export sales to EU increase during first half of 2010
Procomer figures show country behind US and EU in Costa Rica's total banana export income table
Volumes reported to be "through the roof" in the UK as country's major supermarket chains engage in price-led promotions
Following closure of Brazilian operations, company strongly refutes rumour that it will no longer ship Costa Rican melons to Europe
Costa Rica has set its sights on increasing vegetable exports to Europe following negotiations over a free trade agreement with the EU.
Costa Rican produce warehouse will use cold storage system to control ripening and reduce mould or diseases
The Costa Rican banana industry research programme that aims to reduce the use of pesticides through biological control by 50 per cent in 10 years is running ahead of schedule.
Natural and organic retail group extends Costa Rican pineapple sourcing programme
The early signs are good for the country’s banana industry as it looks to bounce back from weather complications
Dole has opened a mobile medical unit to rural communities in Costa Rica to give access to preventive medicine and specialised health attention.
Costa Rican office to meet growing demand for food safety services as NSF expands presence in Latin America
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