Costa Rica News – Organic ginger and organic turmeric from Costa Rica just arrived in April. One of the producers is Alcides Muriollo who has fields in the area around Upala, a region in North Costa Rica, near the border of neighboring Nicaragua.
Agriculture is Muriollo’s main source of income and his entire family of seven is incorporated in the process. Whether cultivation, marketing or business management, everyone has their role. In addition to this, Muriollo is also an employer of 20 people in the area for which the Costa Rican ministry named him, together with two other farmers, “Best producer of 2015”.
Muriollo cultivated turmeric plants for BioTropic for the first time in 2016. He is supported and advised by the Dominican agricultural engineer Volker Schmidt