Costa Rican Coffee Pickers Secure New Benefits

Costa Rican Coffee Pickers Secure New Benefits

Nicaraguan migrant Juan Canda is among the many workers benefiting from new insurance policies and social sustainability programs in Costa Rica's coffee industry. These initiatives aim to improve working conditions and provide health and work accident insurance for pickers, reflecting the country's commitment to social and environmental responsibility. The sector faces challenges such as international instability, climate change, labor shortages, and economic volatility. Despite a decrease in coffee prices and a smaller harvest due to climate and geopolitical disruptions, Costa Rica maintains its focus on quality and ethical treatment of workers, hoping to attract buyers who value social responsibility. Innovations like day care centers for workers' children are also part of the effort to uphold the industry's prestigious reputation.

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