Dole Affiliate Receives Social Responsibility in Action Award in Costa Rica

January 21, 2022 Dole plc

The American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognized Dole through its daughter company, Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A., with the Social Responsibility in Action Award in the Employees Category for their project “De la Mano con Dole” — which loosely translates to “Hand-in-Hand with Dole”. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award which was given December 8, 2021.

Dole’s Renato Acuña Delcore Speaks Out on Impact of Hurricanes in Latin America on Banana Industry

Sometimes buyers forget that in this industry there are no factories. We are dealing with live plants, real weather events and much more. Recently Central America, the heart of the banana industry for North America, has suffered severe damage from hurricanes. What does this mean for the banana industry? We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more:

The World Goes Bananas for Costa Rica’s Exports

September 4, 2020 PROCOMER

Quality, product diversity, and market continuity have transformed Costa Rica into a world leader of agricultural exports. The synthesis of a year-round growing season, fertile volcanic soil, and industry innovation have favored the growth of a colorful and varied menu of fresh products ready for exportation.

Costa Rica Farmers Destroy Flowers as Coronavirus Spoils Exports

April 9, 2020 Reuters

The coronavirus has spread to 206 countries and territories, killing over 42,000 people and threatening the livelihoods of millions of others who are struggling to make ends meet.

Costa Rican Orchids: A Goldmine for Illegal Smugglers

Orchid poachers are called “Materos”, from the word matas, or plants, and they operate in Costa Rica much like drug dealers, with similar profits.