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Franco-Costa Rican cooperation celebrates its contributions to the environment

  • CATIE and CIRAD participated as strategic partners of the country's contributions in science and environment

On the visit to Costa Rica of Francine Cousteau, widow of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and President of the Cousteau Society, the French Embassy offered a reception to celebrate the achievements of the cooperation between both countries in the field of agriculture and environment.

Mario Piedra, deputy director general of CATIE, commented that the Center participated in the reception as a strategic partner of the Center for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD) and of French cooperation in general.

The event, sponsored by Ambassador Thierry Vankerk-Hoven, was held on November 28 and emphasized the actions of that country to support the protection of maritime resources.

During her visit to Costa Rica, Francine Cousteau signed a cooperation agreement between the Cousteau Society and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and participated in the official launch of the first publications of the Cousteau Observatory of the seas and coasts.

The alliance between CATIE and CIRAD is part of the cooperation actions between France and Costa Rica and has a rich history of more than 25 years in research issues in agriculture and development.


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Shirley Orozco
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