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UN urges Nicaragua to invest in agriculture

Friday, July 4, 2014


The United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, urged President Daniel Ortega to invest more in agriculture in order to lower poverty rates in Nicaragua.

IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze will visit Nicaragua from July 13 to 16 to hold talks with the government regarding policies that would help reduce poverty and boost the economy.

The agriculture sector contributes to 20 percent of Nicaragua's gross domestic product, and generates 60 percent of the country's exports, according to central bank data.

Full story (in Spanish)