About Us


Our vision is to be the leading innovator in sustainable tropical grazing practices, enabling livestock producers in the tropics to increase their levels of sustainability and productivity.

The Tropical Grazing Institute is a research center dedicated to sustainable livestock practices in the tropics.

Ranching and livestock contribute to productive livelihoods and an ever-increasing economic importance in tropical countries. TGI is therefore committed to making this a more productive,sustainable, and profitable activity for the rancher and the larger community.

The center is based in Parrita, a town on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The institute consists of a cattle farm where the production cycle is closed; the animals are raised from birth, allowing us to deal with the daily reality of the Costa Rican livestock sector.