We started our work in our Nogal project 10 years ago, when Chiquita and the famous Swiss retailer Migros agreed to become partners in our first biodiversity partnership. This year we could look back on much fruitful collaboration:
- The German’s government’s GTZ (now GIZ) joined as new partners a year later, and so did the UK’s IPL in 2011.
- Neighbours and local farmers, the local and national Costa Rican authorities, NGOs and universities, both local and international, have supported us in our efforts.
At our 10 Year event we have reflected on the lessons we have learned and the future of this and other such projects such as the Changuinola-Sixaola (San-San) Biodiversity Partnership in Panama, and especially to thank all those who have helped.