Communities Unify to Make Nicaragua Safer

Lee walks confidently but leisurely through the same streets he has traversed for 49 years. He’s lived in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, his entire life and proudly points out each of the neighborhood’s new additions. Streetlights mounted in the trees, humble concrete bridges that go unnoticed if you aren’t looking for them, speed bumps bringing cars [...]

Brewing Success with Coffee Farmers in Nicaragua

By Amy Hansen Members of the El Polo and El Gorrión farming cooperatives in Nicaragua had a challenge. They were losing up to 40 percent of their crops due to the impact of “La Roya,” or Coffee Rust Disease, and losing the ability to support their families and communities. But El Polo and El Gorrión [...]

Higher Value Crops

Walking through his small five-hectare farm in the Nicaraguan municipality of La Concordia, Mr. Hernandez, 55, explains how his life has changed since he started participating in PCI’s agricultural productivity program. “I really have learned how to use good agricultural practices to improve my farm; I now produce higher value crops using less chemical pesticides, [...]

PCI Nicaragua Agribusiness Program Benefits 80,000 People

Participating farmers saw nearly 150% increases in income PCI (Project Concern International) is completing a USDA-funded Agribusiness Development project that started in 2008, targeting the two regions of Jinotega and Nueva Segovia in northern Nicaragua, where poverty and malnutrition levels have traditionally remained among the highest in the country.  The project directly benefited over 18,400 [...]