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Could biogas solutions be an alternative to conventional methods for livestock farming in Costa Rica? One of our most recent exchange activities aims to implement a collaborative process seeking to consolidate the use of biodigester technology and accelerate its adoption among small and medium-scale livestock farmers in the country.
The Costa Rican Biogas Association (Asobiogás) and WISIONS will jointly coordinate this process, which integrates two work streams: the configuration and implementation of a SEPS knowledge exchange and the conceptualisation and realisation of a transdisciplinary transformative research approach. The collaborative process consists of six phases and continuously interweaves tasks and outputs of both the knowledge exchange and the research approach.
The process includes the following objectives:
- To identify variables that influence the implementation and adoption of small and medium-scale biogas technology in Costa Rica
- To ensure that substantial technical knowledge of biodigester technology is available to traditional providers of agricultural products and services in order that that they can offer biogas solutions as an alternative to other technologies and services
- To build awareness, interest and trust among small and medium-scale farmers in the benefits of biodigester technology
- To provide continuous support to all the parties involved in order to ensure robust consolidation of the sector