Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

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Since 2000, the Quebrada Grande de Pital Women’s Association,has reforested the land nd engaged in initiatives in rural tourism and organic agriculture.

PITAL, Costa Rica , Apr 2 2014 (IPS) – Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.

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