Costa Rica


The project work in Costa Rica mainly focuses on two key areas: DGRV supports its partner INFOCOOP, the public cooperative institute, in fostering its supervisory function by the use of a software for financial indicators, an internal control system and an external audit of cooperatives in all sectors. INFOCOOP is also advised by DGRV on the topic of social balance in various sectors of the cooperative system.

With the regional association UROZON, DGRV is working on the topic of networks. Various networks of a sectoral or cross-sectoral nature strive for the efficiency, growth and stability of cooperatives and, ultimately, for an improved income and employment situation of their members. In many cases they are the smallest producers in disadvantaged rural areas.

Sustainable Development Goals


Our project in Costa Rica contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals, especially:



 

Employees


Project Director

Dr. Matthias Arzbach

Head of Administration

Jennifer Soto

Senior Project Advisor

Lino Robledo

Partners


INFOCOOP

The cooperative institute INFOCOOP is a governmental entity with the task of promoting (including financing), training, advising and supervising cooperatives in all sectors. It uses tools and methodologies of DGRV to pursue these goals.

http://www.infocoop.go.cr/

URCOZON

URCOZON is a cooperative regional association in northern Costa Rica. It unites cooperatives of all sectors and size classes and supports them with advice, training and lobbying. The association is a partner of DGRV in the project “Redes” (Networks), which promotes inter-cooperation among cooperatives and seeks to achieve synergies and economies of scale between them.

http://www.urcozon.com/

Office


Plaza Torres de Heredia, Of. 221
Ulloa, Heredia – Costa Rica

F. +506 4200 3034
costarica@dgrv.coop

Other projects in the region


Latin America

Paraguay

Our activities in Paraguay are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives. […]

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Latin America

Peru

The activities in Peru are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives.

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Latin America

Brazil

In Brazil we offer our support through two projects financed by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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