We are a
public entity in charge of financing small-sized and medium producers of
forest goods and services, by procuring and managing national and
international financial resources to support development of the forestry
To be the
leading entity at a national level with international visibility in
designing, executing and consolidating promotion mechanisms aimed at
development of forest-related activities.
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During the 1990s, Costa Rica experienced a change in
the environmental area, with legislation favoring conservation and
protection of natural resources, the creation of institutions that
strengthen the sector, and a significant change in the way in which
society perceives management, conservation and sustainable development of
Global initiatives from the beginning and middle of
that decade, such as the Río Summit and Declaration on Environment and
Development, Agenda 21, international conventions on climate change, the Convention on Biological
Diversity and the Convention on Action Against Desertification, the Kyoto
Protocol, the Forestry Principles, and more recently, the Millennium
Development Goals, and the Johannesburg Summit, have had an effect on the
definition of the route the country has decided to follow.
Likewise, Costa Rica included the necessary legal
provisions to safeguard the right of all its inhabitants to enjoy a
healthy and balanced environment, several sub-regional agreements were
ratified, such as the Regional Convention for the Management and
Conservation of Forest Natural Ecosystems and the Development of Forest
Plantations, and new laws were enacted, such as Forestry Law No. 7575, the
Regulating Authority of Public Services Law, the Costa Rican Organic
Environmental Law, the Law for Soil Conservation, and the Biodiversity
Law, which together are the framework within which the PSA Program is
Law N° 7575, Article 46, creates the FONAFIFO, and establishes its
objective in the following terms:
Creation of the FondoNacional
the FondoNacional de
is created, whose objective shall be to finance, for the benefit of
small-sized and medium producers, through credits or other promotion
mechanisms, the management of forests, either intervened or not,
forestation and reforestation processes, forest plantations, recovery of
denuded areas, and technological changes to use and industrialize forest
resources. It shall also procure financing for payment of environmental
services provided by forests, forest plantations and other activities
necessary to strengthen development of the natural resources sector,
which shall be set forth in the Regulations of this Law.
The FondoNacional de FinanciamientoForestal shall have instrumental legal status;
except when the cooperating parties or donors establish different
conditions for the beneficiaries."
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Strategic Objectives, 2012-2021 Institutional Strategic Plan
forest producers through the consolidation and innovation of
promotion mechanisms that contribute to conservation and production
of forest goods and services.
sustainability of substantive programs offered by FONAFIFO, through a
short-, medium- and long-term strategy which allows the attraction of
financial resources from national and international sources.
the provision of services offered by FONAFIFO to its customers,
through integral technological change which provides capabilities for
interaction, access and opportunity.
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are the guidelines for evaluating the behavior of members of the
institution, and for the facilitation of decision-making.
the behavior of our collaborators must be guided by a framework of
principles of honesty, integrity, transparency, justice, equity and
respect for the Law.
talent: human talent is our main capital. For this reason we pledge
to offer our collaborators development and growth opportunities, in
an agreeable environment and with a fair salary.
responsibility: as representatives of the institution and responsible
citizens, we will develop and support initiatives related to national
well-being and that of Society as a whole, and support all
environmental conservation efforts.
values are organized in three groups: pragmatic, ethical and
values: are those that indicate how we act; they are:
each and every action of our work team is aimed at fulfilling our
goals and objectives, enabling us to work in a planned and orderly
each and every one of our programs must provide long-term benefits
for the country; therefore, sustainability is a fundamental pillar
for achieving our objectives.
teamwork, loyalty and transparency are essential characteristics of
our collaborators. This is our basic commitment to our institution.
values: are those that indicate how we feel, among them are:
commitment: by nature, our work team clearly understands that
conservation and protection of the environment leads to better
quality of life, and therefore pledges to orient the different
programs of the organization towards achieving this social commitment
on a daily basis.
our collaborators are loyal to their ethical and moral principles,
and are therefore loyal to themselves, their co-workers, the organization and to the commitment FONAFIFO
has with the country.
the FONAFIFO work team is highly honest, which permits transparency
in all their acts, and a just and equitable treatment for customers,
providers and co-workers.
values: are those that allow us to evolve and grow:
for FONAFIFO and its work team, assertive communication is a
challenge to be confronted every day; this communication takes place
both inside and outside the organization, and transcends frontiers;
for this reason there is a commitment to opportunity and quality.
in this time of rapid change, FONAFIFO’s collaborators make efforts
to create innovative products and services that not only fulfill our
customer’s expectations, but go beyond them, achieving their
recognition in the local and international market.
teamwork is a fundamental pillar in FONAFIFO’s activities; this
entails having a shared commitment to ideas, problems, values and
goals, thus achieving better unity and balance for decision-making.
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