Costa Rica taught farmers in the African republic Benin how to produce organic pineapple. The Himalayan state of Bhutan introduced red rice in Costa Rica.
The originally Dutch initiative, that promoted mutual projects (financied bu the Ducth government) between three developing countries has proven to be succesfull.
This is the reason why this ‘South-South’ cooperation is high on the agenda of the European Union development aid committee. The program is considered effective and innovative and costs considerable less than the tradition way of funding.