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At the Tropics Foundation, we believe nothing should stand in the way of an education – not the cost or the lack of financial aid.   Our mission is to raise scholarship funding for students who want to make change happen.  Students study topics related to tropical agriculture and conservation management at the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Education (CATIE) in Costa Rica.  

For over 45 years, CATIE has equipped students with the scientific knowledge and practical know-how to address the sustainability and environmental challenges felt throughout the American tropics.  Whether it is conserving biodiversity or improving the sustainability of agroforestry systems, CATIE students learn how to build sustainable and climate resilient food and farming systems for a better tomorrow.  

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