Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
We are a highly motivated and committed young couple, very knowledgable with the current environmental situation in our country. We have worked on organic agriculture, educational and conservation projects and we are convinced that our project is unique and innovative in the central valley area.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We work closely with the leading organic agriculture school in Central America; The Specialized National Organic Agriculture Center at the National Institute for Learning of Costa Rica. The school's director and teachers support us with any technical queries and we continue to draw on their years of experience and expertise. We also work with environmental education companies (e.g FUNDECOR, SURA, CEDRELA), exchanging views, techniques, and experiences. This allows us to innovate and improve constantly to ensure our learning resources remain current and consistent. We are currently part of a special commission established by the Costan Rican Environmental Ministry to create a biological corridor throughout the southern mountain range of the central valley with a view to linking the relevant conservation areas, assisting the migrational movement of wildlife and protecting natural water sources. This will help to regulate environmental plans for local governments for the future. Finally, we are involved with several universities (Eg: UCR, UNED and TEC) in investigative and educational programs within the departments for sustainable agriculture & tourism. Our collaboratory efforts generate new information and ideas which we can then implement at ETAF. The expectation is that over the years we can strengthen relationships with many public and private institutions, always promoting the same goal: a healthy and balanced environment.