Diagnostic Situation and Conditions in the Pineapple Industry in Costa Rica

Publication Date: 

December 1, 2004


Guillermo Acuña González, ASEPROLA

Pineapple production in the Atlantic and South Pacific Regions of Costa Rica: Characteristics, organization, and labor conditions

A careful reading of the Costa Rican socio-economic context of the past several years reveals the change from a model oriented towards the internal market, to a model aimed at inserting the country into the world market. In this context, export activities were strongly promoted,

including a set of “non-traditional” agricultural products. It is here that we must begin our analysis of the weight that the pineapple industry has come to have in Costa Rica.