Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Rikolto has an extensive track record working in Nicaragua’s agricultural sector, dating back to the 1980s. In 2021, our projects impacted the lives of 1,354 producers.

As of 2013, we started working with cocoa cooperatives and vegetable farmer cooperatives. Our coffee programme only started to take shape in 2017. This was also when we started adopting, for the first time in our organisation’s history, an integrated landscape approach, in the area around Lake Apanás. Currently, we run our Cocoa & coffee programme, and our Good Food for Cities programme in Matagalpa and around Lake Apanás.

Projects

Harvesting knowledge on cocoa in Central America

Increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of the regional cocoa sector through incidence in national an regional policies, and promoting knowledge management.
Updated on:
August 23, 2023

"Innovamos": Harvesting knowledge in Central America

The collaboration between 21 farmer organisations, 3 universities and research centres from Central America and Belgium aims to develop innovations that respond to key challenges in the horticultural sectors of Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras.
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August 23, 2023

Unlocking the power of young cocoa farmers in Nicaragua and Honduras

Helping young people to find stable employment and income, halting rural-urban migration and boosting local economies.
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August 23, 2023

A new generation of cocoa producers in Central America

Young people of Nicaragua and Honduras focus on sustainable cocoa and turn it into a profitable business.
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August 23, 2023

Sustainable production can save a lake in Nicaragua

Farmers, fishermen, actors in tourism and energy sector work together to find solutions to alleviate the ever-growing pressure on lake Apanás.
Updated on:
August 23, 2023

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