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Nicaragriculture: room for growth

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nicaraguan corn and tomato farmers are the least productive in Central America, while rice and coffee crops are mediocre, according to a report published this month by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Meanwhile, a farmer in Nicaragua has three harvests each year, thanks to warm weather, rich soil and regular rain.

Land is cheap - the biggest country in Central America at 130,000 square kilometers, Nicaragua uses less than a third of potential farmland, according to the World Bank.

Nicaragua in addition has free trade agreements with the United States and the European Union.