Research Notebook No 18
This Research Notebook provides information about the contribution and potential of carbon fixing and storing as well as the economic competitiveness of different arrangements of pasture and trees in cattle-raising systems: information that could be useful in implementing a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) system and generating useful references for changing the soil use of degraded pastures into more sustainable systems. Author: Alfredo Ruiz García
Research Notebook No 36
One of the least studied or systematized relationships is that of tourism and commercial policy, as its connecting point is found in the category of Foreign Investments established in the free trade agreements among countries and regions.
Research Notebook No 12
This study of the municipality of Telpaneca is intended to contribute to the knowledge and debate about the potentials and limits of the agricultural sector, particularly the peasant sector, from the perspective of the production system. In essence, it picks up the need to promote a new development pattern in the agricultural sector based on strengthening the peasant production systems in the conversion from extensive agriculture.
Research Notebook No 15
This study attempts to find both the positive and negative elements of this form of “subcontracted” relationship; i.e. whether or not the small businesses benefit from this type of relationship and whether or not the larger companies are satisfied with this production modality.
Research Notebook No 10
This study identifies the agro-ecological areas of the municipalities and through a reconstruction of the history proposes agrarian zones and identifies the social structure, proposing a typology of agricultural producers and analyzing their rationality based on their resources and production systems.
Research Notebook No 17
This text is directed to people who work in the forestry field and do not have much theoretical base or the patience to sit and read text, such as forestry professionals in search of information about species native to Nicaragua. Common names in the zone are used, but tables are presented that briefly explain the technical terms used to describe the plantations and their growth.
Research Notebook No 7
This notebook attempts to contribute to the generation of statistical information on the supply of rural credit as well as the relative weight of the different suppliers. The primary information is aimed at helping rural credit operators make decisions on the design of policies and choice of territories.
Research Notebook No 20
The aim of this study is to analyze the diverse micro-credit methodologies for women, highlighting the existing innovations, their successes and challenges. It also includes the opinion and suggestions of the beneficiaries of these institutions.
Research Notebook No 11
This study of the municipality of Matiguás hopes to contribute to the knowledge and debate about the potentials and limits of the agricultural sector, particularly the peasant sector, from the perspective of the production system. In essence, it picks up the need to promote a new development pattern in the agricultural sector, based on strengthening the peasant production systems and converting it from extensive agriculture.
Research Notebook No 35
This work looks in depth at the effects and possibilities of public commercial policies, particularly those related to commerce in the micro, small and medium-sized business segment of the lumber-furniture sector in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Research Notebook No 9
This research work done in Las Segovias revolves around the issue of “The extremely low transformation level and the regional raw material,” which the Association for Sustainable Development (ADESO) of Las Segovias wanted done in view of the possible creation of regional economic development alternatives.
Research Notebook No 1
The Network of Local Banks in figures is an effort to evaluate the evolution of this credit initiative for development through the information system’s data, permitting an appreciation of the effects of financing policy and credit model changes on arrears reduction, the growth of portfolio placement and other aspects such as client rotation.
Research Notebook No 23
This research describes and analyzes the regulatory role played by the state institutions in environmental management in the municipality of El Castillo with respect to protecting the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve and the use and exploitation of the natural resources in its buffer zone in order to understand how the resource use has been regulated.
Research Notebook No 6
This document researches only part of the chain of forestry resources, identifying and studying the part involving lumber-bearing forestry resources, with special reference to the production of furniture and constructions. It attempts to provide the first elements for considering the links and their possibilities of plugging in to each other so greater operational fluidity can be established among them.
Research Notebook No 30
The objective of this report is to review the existing institutionality around water to be able to understand the national and local policy and legal-administrative context. The aim is to learn the rules for gaining and controlling the use of water, and to point out the limits of what can or cannot be done in the country and in the communities with respect to this key resource.
Research Notebook No 8
This document is research in progress that attempts to reflect on the impact of Nitlapan’s financing and development promotion programs. Its main objective is to contribute to economically and socially sustainable rural development, an issue it addresses from the institutional perspective on the one side, and an economic impact measurement perspective on the other.
Research Notebook No 22
This study addresses the importance of social capital to local organization and the protection of the forest in the buffer zone of the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve. The study was done in four communities of that zone, and analyzed the social networks and values that hold them together. In the results, the influence on the functioning of these communities played by the way they came together, the context of citizen insecurity and the difficulties imposed by the geographic and climatic conditions of the zone.
Rural Struct is a program of economic and sector work (ESW) implemented by the World Bank in collaboration with French Cooperation. Its aim is to do a current analysis of the structural consequences of trade liberalization and integration in agricultural and rural development in developing countries. First phase: National synthesis.
Research Notebook No 4
It aims to contribute elements of judgment for the discussion of the role being played in national economic development by the banking entities that emerged in the wake of the financial liberalization initiated at the beginning of this decade.
According to the focus on Sustainable Development Strategies Supported in Trade (EDSAC), two pillars can ensure trade-based sustainable development with equity: the design of supply-side strategies and the creation or strengthening of enabling institutional frameworks so these strategies can be implemented.