Diseases are the biotic factor with the greatest impact in cacai production in Latin America and the world. In Central America, bacteria, viruses and nematodes do not cause significant problems; instead, fungi and similar organisms are responsible for most of the losses.
The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
Este manual se elaboró con el objetivo de servir como material de apoyo en procesos de educación e información sobre reproducción sexual del cacao.
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
Costa Rica imports over 47% of its agricultural needs from the United States. Top U.S. exports include wheat, rice, soybeans, and corn. However, consumer-ready products show greatest potential for expanded export growth, though current values are small compared to bulk commodities. Greatest potential is seen in fresh fruits, pork, poultry, nuts, sauces, juices, frozen potatoes, cheeses, fresh vegetables, dried fruits, and beans.