Nicaragua

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Closing the gender gap

Closing the gender gap

Oct 02, 2012

A new series of gender integration workshops shed light on how women are often shortchanged in development – and take aim to close the gender gap at each level in the value chain of production.

What do farmers need?

What do farmers need?

Oct 01, 2012

In Uganda, it was pangas and seeds; in Colombia, land titles and roads. In Kenya? Irrigation. What farmers need in different countries is not standard and is never static.

New farming techniques produce more food, while protecting land in Nicaragua

New farming techniques produce more food, while protecting land in Nicaragua

Aug 22, 2012

An indigenous community in northern Nicaragua is using new techniques to grow bigger and better crops – while sustaining its commitment to the environment.

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About Nicaragua
  • Population: 5.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Managua
  • Area: 120,254 sq km (46,430 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, English, indigenous languages
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 gold cordoba = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Coffee, meat, shellfish, sugar, tobacco, cattle, gold
  • GNI per capita: US $1080 (World Bank, 2008)