AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, AND REFORESTATION

How can we reduce emissions, capture carbon, and adapt to climate change?

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AGRICULTURE

Agricultura y Cambio Climático
Foto por JP Monge
  • 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.

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

NAMA Café

Ganadería Monteverde

LIVESTOCK

  • 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.
Cambio Climático Monteverde
Foto por JP Monge
Forestal Monteverde

REFOREST

Cambio Climático Monteverde
Foto por Mauricio Valverde
  • Prevent fires in pastures and forests.
  • Protect existing forests.
  • Plant trees.
  • Support local conservation organizations.
  • Create corridors by connecting forest patches.

REFORESTATION RESOURCES

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.