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For Whom? Recruitment

Costa Rica Shida Henneberry, Professor Department of Agricultural Economics Cheryl Devuyst, Assistant Dean CASNR Oklahoma State University. For Whom? Recruitment. Cut here. Jump start your college experience...

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For Whom? Recruitment

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  1. Costa RicaShida Henneberry, ProfessorDepartment of Agricultural EconomicsCheryl Devuyst, Assistant DeanCASNROklahoma State University

  2. For Whom? Recruitment

  3. Cut here Jump start your college experience... This opportunity is aimed towards incoming freshman as a way to partake in an International experience as well as become acquainted with students and faculty with whom they will be interacting during the school year. Invest in a world of experience “This experience was not only educational- but un! We got to live what we were learning. I can’t stop telling everyone how much I enjoyed my time. Pura Vida!” -Derry Steer, Student Participant

  4. Hosts

  5. Home Stays

  6. The Itinerary

  7. Rain Forests

  8. Beaches

  9. Volcanos

  10. Top economic industries and products • Eco-tourism • Microprocessors • Bananas • Pineapples • Coffee

  11. More Coffee? Yes Please. • Brought over from Ethiopia 1776 • 3rd largest agricultural export only in last 15 years • Why? • TRADE BARRIERS! • Created from instability • Not working

  12. Coffee • WTO • Cairns Group • 1986 • Hope to rival European Economic Community (now EU) and United States • 19 Countries • Argentina • Australia • Bolivia • Brazil • Canada • Chile • Colombia • Costa Rica • Guatemala • Indonesia • Malaysia • New Zealand • Pakistan • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • South Africa • Thailand • Uruguay

  13. Cairns Group

  14. Cairns Group • Vision- • eliminate export subsidies/taxes • generate greater market access • generate domestic support

  15. Effect • Costa Rica lifted export tax • 158,000 tons in 1988 to 168,000 in 1992

  16. Costa Rica sells to Starbucks

  17. Coffee problems • Harmful to environment • Lots of cleared land • Excessive amounts of water • Harsh chemicals

  18. Eco-Tourism and Coffee • Push for organic coffee • Shade grown coffee plants • No chemicals • No land clearing • Less water

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