Expanding NAMA Café Costa Rica

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the agricultural sector and expand sustainable coffee production in the future, the government of Costa Rica is implementing a coffee NAMA (NAMA Café) through a participatory process between 2011 and 2021.

At the level of coffee farmers and the field technicians of mills, the NSP Café is implementing capacity building measures for efficient fertilizer use and additional low-emission practices, like the provision of shade trees. These measures will increase coffee production per ha and, at the same time, reduce GHG emissions.

In order to reinforce a multipliable model in the coffee sector, a total of 21 demonstrative farms of 1 ha in all of the coffee regions of the country will be chosen. Good Agricultural Practices (GPAs) will be applied on these models, thus increasing productivity and lowering GHG emissions. These farms will serve as training centers for the growers who own them and for at least 10 other growers of their respective community. Each farm will represent a team of one technician of an extension service and one grower. Each team will present a proposal for the improved management of the farm that includes targets to increase in productivity and reduce GHG emissions.


Implementing partners



Direct and Indirect Beneficiaries

246 (225 growers and 21 technicians).   



All coffee producing regions of Costa Rica.