Dear <<First Name>>,
In this first INOGO newsletter we’re excited to share with you many interesting updates, including our plans for Phase 2 of INOGO and some fantastic news about new developments in the region.  We look forward to being in touch with you each month!
The INOGO team

INOGO Update

The Osa and Golfito Intiative (INOGO) begins Phase 2
Over the last two years, INOGO has worked with many collaborators to develop Alternative Futures Scenarios, case studies, and diagnostic analyses – all with the goal of providing tools and information to help catalyze local actors to articulate their sustainable vision for the region’s future development. Throughout this process, a number of strategic next steps were identified.  INOGO is happy to announce that in January 2014, a second phase has begun which includes activities identified through collaborations with strategic actors during phase 1.
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The Social Landscape of 
African Oil Palm Production in the Osa and Golfito Region, Costa Rica
In growing numbers, farmers from Osa and Golfito are converting their crops and pastures to plantations of African palm. This new crop seems to provide a very promising alternative, offering predictable harvests throughout the entire year in addition to a consistent demand. The success of this crop is altering the landscape... (read more)

upcoming events

March 15th

Applications for the INOGO Leadership Program are due. More information can be found here.

Featured Strategic ACtor: Jessica RoldÁN Solano

Meet Jessica, a strategic actor from the community of Rancho Quemado.
Jessica first visited in Rancho Quemado in 2005 on a field trip with the University College of Cartago, where she later graduated with specializations in Business Administration and Tourism. Her university thesis project focused on ... (read more)

The CRUSA Foundation

Read about what the CRUSA Foundation is doing in the Osa and Golfitio region.
CRUSA is a non-profit organization that, during the past ten years, has invested in specific initiatives in the Osa Peninsula to support environmental conservation and the development of its rural communities.In 2008, in conjunction with the efforts undertaken by the Campaña Osa, CRUSA established the Osa Peninsula Conservation Trust, ...  (read more)

News & Events

Program “Jump Start” in Piedras Blancas
Genetic Improvement Program for Cacao Production

Regional Market  in Tawal, Ciudad Cortés
Biology Department develops Digital Herbarium of Golfito Flora
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