To improve ecosystems´ health to alleviate poverty and to foster inclusive sustainable development.

Areas of contribution

EfD-CA’s research focuses on the region’s most pressing environmental and development issues such as water scarcity, coastal and marine management, and biodiversity protection.


Since 2007, EfD-Central America (EfD-CA) has been hosted at the  Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), located in Turrialba, Costa Rica.