Nicaragua | Techno-Links+
Due to a difficult history of war, political unrest, economic crises, and natural disasters, Nicaragua is overcoming many challenges as it strives toward economic growth.
Despite recent strides in reducing poverty, Nicaragua remains the least developed economy in Central America. Rural farmers in particular struggle to connect to markets and or prosper in an unstable agricultural economy. Agriculture plays a significant role in Nicaraguan life, especially for women, but productivity and growth rates trail far behind the rest of the region. Meanwhile, climate change is creating challenges for smallholder farmers’ livelihoods.
Since many farmers have little access to technology or technical know-how, they struggle with low productivity. Modern tools and equipment are hard to access as they are expensive, complicated to operate and require training.