AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, AND REFORESTATION
How can we reduce emissions, capture carbon, and adapt to climate change?
- Avoid tilling the soil.
- Use compost instead of chemical fertilizers.
- Nurture the soil with microorganisms (EM or MM).
- Incorporate trees on your farm.
- Reuse water for irrigation.
- Restore the carbon content of the soil by applying compost or by not removing organic matter.
- Replace feed concentrate with highly nutritious and digestible forage.
- Manage manure well, not allowing it to pollute water systems.
- Replace chemical fertilizers with processed manure and compost.
- Install a biodigestor.
- Plant trees in and around pastures.
- Do not let livestock enter forest so that they do not damage the understory.
- Prevent fires in pastures and forests.
- Protect existing forests.
- Plant trees.
- Support local conservation organizations.
- Create corridors by connecting forest patches.
El Mundo Forestal shares information about trees in Costa Rica and how to cultivate them.
The Monteverde Institute, the University of Georgia in Sn Luis (UGA) and ICE, in Tronadora de Tilarán, have native tree nurseries.
El Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento Forestal (FONAFIFO) offers environmental services payments to small and medium farmers.