Youth in landscapes



The Youth in Landscapes Initiative unites young innovators (aged 18 – 35) to develop real-world solutions to land use challenges in partnership with organisations working on the ground.

Claudio Castro

I grew up in Costa Rica, a small Central American country with beautiful natural scenery; since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by mountains and coasts. I became an agronomist because I like to be outdoors and in the charming rural setting. I am also very interested in working towards finding solutions to the big challenges that humanity faces in regards to feeding its growing population.

I’m interested in ecological farm management methods. According to the general global consensus, natural resources degradation is limiting the capacity of the ecosystems to provide food, clothing and energy. As a professional in the domain of agricultural science, I am partially responsible for contributing to this degradation and I am equally responsible to come up with solutions.