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Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica entered into a partnership through the South-South Cooperation Programme for Sustainable Development, with the financial support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This initiative was established in 2002 based on the principles of equality, reciprocity and participation of all societal stakeholders.

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Edible Insects: from Benin to Costa Rica

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To outsiders it may seem unusual, but in Benin insects are common snack.  South-South cooperation is allowing Costa Rica to learn about the benefits of this healthy and environmentally-friendly source of food.

In turn, Costa Rica has shared its expert knowledge of the crucial importance of mangrove forests to the local ecosystem, in addition to their benefits in combating climate change.