CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: The fruits of sustainability and decent work

7 December 2018

Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

A pineapple bud growing in Costa Rica.
UNDP Green Commodities Programme

The Central American country is the world leader in growing the fruit, a business worth more than US$800 million a year.

In a new approach, some plantations have adopted socially responsible practices including equal pay for men and women, worker education programmes and agricultural techniques which aim to protect the environment.

Read more here about how pineapples are promoting decent work and environmental sustainability.


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