CATIE - The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center - is an international entity with a unique combination of science, graduate education and innovation for development, has its bases well-grounded and a clear action plan for creating professionals with a distinct perspective who can also contribute to the sustainable growth of the communities.

Finca Cabiria is CATIE's germoplasm center, and includes a seed bank with over 7000 varieties including one of the world's best collection of coffee, cacao, and squash. It also includes an exotic fruit tree nursery, an agroforestry nursery, and a botanical garden for visitors.

CATIE is financed by a number of Latin American governments, and its genetic library is a heritage to humanity.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

8 hectares

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

People on site

3 - 20

Dry season

November to April

Wet season

May to October

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • private room

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access


  • None: Off the grid


CATIE - Finca Cabiria is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • apprentice

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