EARTH’s reach in the dry tropics

In 2004, the family of former Costa Rican President Daniel Oduber Quirós donated “Hacienda La Flor” — a 3,900-acre parcel of land in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, to EARTH University, with the intention of promoting regional development.

This campus in the dry tropics has since been developed into a hub of research, development and innovation. It serves as the home of EARTH’s Master’s in Agribusiness Innovation and the Center for Precision Agriculture, among other initiatives.

Currently, third-year EARTH students spend seven weeks at EARTH-La Flor, living and working on sustainable development projects in the surrounding communities. The campus offers open seminars and capacity-building programs in areas such as solar, wind and mini-hydroelectric energy, biomass, biogas and waste management, as well as in carbon neutrality, entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture. The campus’s farms also produce rice, sugarcane and mangos (for both local sale and export), hay and beef.

Corporations, nonprofits, researchers and individuals who wish to be part of EARTH’s vision for a more sustainable world should contact:

Carlos G. Murillo Martínez
Director, EARTH-La Flor
E-mail: cmurillo@earth.ac.cr
Telephone: +506 2713-0468
+506 2713-0480
+506 8705-6998