CABEI: more than 24,000 producers in Nicaragua have benefited from the Adaptation to Market Changes and Climate Change Effects Program
With the implementation of the NICADAPTA Program in 52 of the country's municipalities, the multilateral organization increases competitiveness, improves income, employment, access to markets, adaptation to climate change and guarantees food security in rural areas.
Managua, November 5th, 2020.- Aimed at improving the quality of life of vulnerable small coffee and cocoa producers, including indigenous and afro-descendant populations in the North and South Atlantic Autonomous Regions, the Adaptation to Market Changes and Climate Change Effects Program (NICADAPTA), an initiative financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), is making progress in Nicaragua.
Throughout its execution in 52 of the country's municipalities, it has benefited more than 24 thousand producers who own less than 20 acres of coffee and cocoa plantations, organized in community cooperatives and associations, which allows for the strengthening of their knowledge, greater access to technology and markets, as well as increasing productivity, improving adaptation to climate change, and their organizational, managerial, and productive capacities.
As part of the strengthening and framework of the Rural Development and Environment Strategic Axis, CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, mentioned: "the project is currently 85% complete, which has guaranteed the creation of 100 approved investment plans, investments in infrastructure and the integration of producers into markets.”
Similarly, Mossi said that the scope is tangible and focuses on the 1,000 production and processing facilities compatible with increased water availability and efficiency in agricultural crops and households. In addition, 26,517 acres of cocoa and coffee, with good management practices, were incorporated into diversified agricultural systems to increase resilience and reduce climate risk, in addition to 1,024 collective or community greenhouses adapted to local climatic conditions.
Currently, this program has contributed to the development and commercialization of coffee and cocoa production in the following municipalities: Rancho Grande, Tuma La Dalia, Triangulo Minero, El Rama - Nueva Guinea, El Castillo, Lagunas de Perlas, Waspan, Prinzapolkas, Matagalpa, Boaco, Madriz, Estelí, Río Blanco, Matiguás, Waslala, Wiwili, San José de Bocay, Pantasma, El Cuá, Murra and San Juan Río Coco.
Likewise, the CABEI initiative receives support from the Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy (MEFCCA) from a chain approach so that small producers in their cooperatives can participate in different links, providing space for greater female participation in adding value to the crops.