Agroindustrialization Opportunities in Nicaragua

Nicaragua's current and potential agricultural sector offers opportunities that the industry has not exploited to the fullest.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This was explained Roberto Brenes, General Manager the Export and Investment Center (CEI) in an interview he conducted with Massiell Largaespada from

The official explained that for this to be able to happen, producers must take on a challenge and that is in the production process and introduction of technology in order to move from producing raw materials to producing products with added value.

According to Brenes Nicaragua's future is in the industrialization of its production. "We have what it takes to be a very productive country and a producer. What we need is more technology, applying this technology to transform agricultural products into agribusiness," he said.

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Nicaraguan Trade Mission to Chile

April 2012

A total of 17 Nicaraguan entrepreneurs and producers will take part in a trade mission to visit the Andean country from 16th to 19th April.

Beef, cigars, handicrafts, and organic products such as roselle and honey have "great potential to break into the Chilean market," said Roberto Brenes, general manager of the Export and Investment Center (CEI).

Drive on Organic Exports

August 2011

The Promotion of Sustainable Exports Unit will train Honduran and Nicaraguan producers in an organic certification process.

The new center will benefit more than 3,000 Honduran and Nicaraguan producers from 20 cooperatives.

Roberto Brenes General Manager of the Export and Investment Center (CEI) of Nicaragua, said the new body (inaugurated by the CIS and the Ecomercados organization), "will manage access for the cooperatives to a market of 160 countries that negotiate annually for organic products to a value of $60,000 million.

Nicaraguan Trade Mission Travels to Panama

August 2010

From 16 to 20 August some 20 producers from Nicaragua will explore commercial opportunities in the Panamanian marketplace.

The trade mission is made up of producers from several sectors including dairy, coffee, cocoa, seafood, beef, sauces, jams, beans, leather and shoes.

Agreement to Benefit Nicaraguan Growers

February 2010

CEI, the Nicaraguan Center for Exports, closed an agreement with the Millennium Challenge Account to assist growers from the country’s west.

Five thousand farmers from the provinces of León and Chinandega will be trained to improve the quality of their crops and will receive assistance to identify international market opportunities for their products.

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