The Banca para el Desarrollo has designated 1 billion colons for a fund to help farmers and ranchers affected by the Guanacaste drought.
The project was developed in conjunction with Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, the minister of Agricultura y Ganadería.
The fund is designed to provide credit and easy repayment terms when the president has made a declaration of emergency. The amount is about $22 million.
Those in agriculture in Guanacaste have suffered this year because there was less rain than normal. But they are very concerned about the possibility of even less rain in 2015.