Aiming for a low-carbon coffee sector: First results of the Costa Rican Coffee NAMA

At its one-year mark, the world’s first agricultural NAMA, Costa Rica’s NAMA Café, and its NAMA Support Project are showing positive results. In 2016 over 600 coffee producers were trained in good agricultural practices (GAPs) and farm resource management. A total of 250 extension workers and technicians from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the National Coffee Institute and several coffee mills were trained in knowledge transfer, gender equality, climate change adaptation and emission reduction measures. Thirty-four mills learned to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated during coffee processing and calculate their carbon footprints.