Costa Rica

GDP Current US$ 60,130 millions (2018)
GDP per capita Current US$ 12,027 (2018)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 4.58% (2018)
Geographic distribution
The right to food in Costa Rica

The Republic of Costa Rica recognizes implicitly, and in the context of broader rights, the Right to Food in its Constitution of 1949, pointing out, in Article 21 of Title IV of "Individual Rights and Guarantees", which expresses "Human life is inviolable". Furthermore, Article 50 of Title V on "Rights and Social Guarantees" affirms that the State of Costa Rica "will seek the greatest welfare for the population of the country."



Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid


Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.


It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.


It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.

Contribución (%) de emisiones por sectores de la economía, 2010