Plataforma Nacional de producción y comercio responsable de la piña en Costa Rica

PNUD Costa Rica ICCO - KERK IDH Gobierno de Costa Rica MINAE Sector Agro Alimentario
  • Nota 1 eng

    This intervention allows highlighting social and environmental performance as a key factor in agricultural eco-competitiveness of Costa Rica

  • Nota 2 eng

    The platform promotes partnerships with companies committed to improvement in the traditional model of pineapple production

  • Nota 3 eng

    The dialogue facilitated by this initiative addresses public policies and institutional technical assistance

 Below is a list of the laws and guidance documents on pinneaple production in Costa Rica. Please click on the title of the regulation or document to acces it

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Water Resources

 Soils

  • Law No. 7779, Soil Use, Management and Conservation: This law mainly seeks to protect, preserve and improve soils through integrated and sustainable management with other natural resources, by means of sound environmental promotion and planning.
  • D.E. No. 29375-MAG-MINAE-Treasury-MOPT, Regulations to the Law of Soil Use, Management and Conservation: Pursuant to Article 3 of Law No. 7779 of April 30, 1998, it declares the public utility and interest of state or private actions for an integrated and sustainable soil management, in harmony with other natural resources and wealth in the national territory, to protect, preserve and improve soils and to prevent erosion and degradation due to natural or artificial causes.

 Labor

 Municipal decrees and agreements related to pineapple

  • Executive Order 31288 of 04/28/2003: It declares the public interest and national convenience of the project "Sustainable Management of Pineapple Stubble and Its Productive Reconversion".
  • Municipal Agreement Guácimo 38 05/20/2008: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 3 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
  • Municipal Agreement Guácimo 31 03/17/2008: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 3 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
  • Municipal Agreement Guácimo 1 09/19/2008: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 3 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
  • Guideline 10 of SENASA 161/10/2009: It authorizes transportation of pineapple, taro, or banana stubble for use in livestock feed.
  • Municipal Agreement Guácimo 25 03/17/2010: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 12 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
  • Guideline 1043 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Farming of 12/02/2011: It established the need to regulate the integrated management of plant stubble and animals waste to minimize the effects of the fly Stomoxys calcitrans, known as the stable fly.
  • Executive Decree 37358 of 08/28/2012: Regulations of the management of stubble waste and residues of both plant and animal origin for pest control.
  • Municipal Agreement Pococí 448 of 03/12/2012: The Municipality of Pococí will not grant municipal licenses for earthworks, or construction permits for activities related to cultivation, expansion, industrialization, export, distribution, and domestic marketing of pineapple.
  • Resolution 37 of 07/06/2012 of SENASA: It declares the ban for pineapple farms in the District of Cutres to fell any new pineapple plantations for at least 90 days as a general and mandatory health measure

 SETENA Resolutions