Reactivation of Local Development Fund users affected by Hurricane Mitch
The objective of this work is to appraise the reactivation level of the families affected by Hurricane Mitch and learn the result of the 1999/2000 productive cycle
Technical-economic argument for animal health and its impact on cattle diseases
This technical guide is offered to learn the routine health activities contained in the animal health calendar for cattle, the importance of implementing them, and arguments and reflections about the economic losses caused by the most common diseases in cattle.
Opportunities for competitiveness of Yalagüina rosquillas and valuing of women as actors in the local economy
The study focuses on women’s search for opportunities so they can become visible and grow as economic actors based on the products they prepare.
Women and access to land in Latin America
In the majority of developing countries, women are the main producers of food and are responsible for food security in the home. That is why respect for women’s rights to land and their access to it are fundamental.
Legal Framework regulating the illicit traffic of migrants on the southern border: Nicaragua-Costa Rica
The traffic in and clandestine introduction of migrants has become a worldwide business that generates enormous benefits for the traffickers and for the organized crime syndicates.
The possible effects of trade liberalization on rural Central American households based on a disaggregated rural economy model: Nicaragua case
The objective of this study is to develop a model that allows the possible impacts of the trade opening on rural Nicaraguan households to be analyzed with a microeconomic perspective that captures the diversities among households and the complexities in their interrelations.
Cattle as a business opportunity for micro-financing institutions
General considerations about technical functioning and the markets for cattle products.
Evaluation of the state of FDL cattle ranches 2002
As part of the control of results and with the goal of feedback on the formulation of credit policies and methodologies, FDL assigned Tropitecnica Nitlapan to conduct a study that would allow it to learn the state of the cattle activity in FDL’s clients, present information on the portfolio risks and make recommendations to surmount them.
Evaluation of the environmental impact of credit activities for the reasoning and design of financial products
This study analyzed the influence of credit on the environmental impact of productive activities prioritized in the rural areas in a five-year period, generating corrective actions that the productive sectors must implement for sustainable management, developing recommendations and proposals for instruments and tools that would ensure the environmental sustainability of the agricultural activities.
This study seeks to learn the impact of credit access, technical assistance and property legalization on the formation and income increase of the rural family economic unit.
Scenarios of basic social services investment Nicaragua 2001 – 2005
The preparation of scenarios is not aimed at predicting the future, but rather at simulating the probable results of the change in a variable, maintaining all others constant (ceteris paribus). The simulation is done to see the orientation of possible changes in economic policy.
The use of direct incentives for the conversion of peasant family productive systems
The use of incentives is increasingly frequent in projects that seek to promote the adoption of technological changes, crop diversification and soil conservation practices.
Dilemmas and challenges of the local financing program 1990 - 1997
The synthesis of the reflection about the shifts of the local financing program during the seven years of its existence.
Against poverty and exclusion: The experience of rural families in the street commerce of Somoto’s rosquillas in Nicaragua
The insertion experience of men and women from rural communities of Yalagüina in the department of Madriz, northern Nicaragua in the market for rosquillas (cornmeal crackers) has allowed them to combat the poverty and social exclusion to which rural families from zones with difficult agro-ecological conditions are subjected.
Technical management considerations in development of young bulls selected for slaughter
This manual is specifically designed for the small and medium-sized beneficiaries of the cattle co-investment program, the goal of which is to promote small business management at the farm level with a micro-business approach.
Characterization of the coffee agro-chain
The municipality of El Cuá is located in the Department of Jinotega, which is the department with the greatest coffee-growing area in the country. Nonetheless, the conditions in a large part of the municipality’s territory are not favorable for the production of high-quality coffee, mainly because the area does not have enough altitude.
Characterization of the beef agro-chain
Nicaragua is Central America’s main beef exporter and has the best industrial processing infrastructure, which is certified to export to the United States. In El Cuá, cattle activity has a secondary character and is developing extensively