The "Inclusive Business" Format Brings Results

In Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador large scale traders and exporters are leveraging the ability of small farmers assuring them market space.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

For example, in Nicaragua, 228 dairy producers who are members of the Cooperative 'Cooperativa de Productores de Leche El Triunfo RL ' (Cooproleche) are no longer exposed to having to sell their product at any price . They belong to the supply chain company Centrolac which guarantees these small and medium dairy farmers to be paid a better price.

Centrolac pay $1.65 per gallon of milk to producers who are part of its program Strengthening the supply chain with quality milk, which has been running an Inclusive Business model for three years.

This project was implemented by the Servicio Holandés de Cooperación al Desarrollo en Nicaragua y Honduras (SNV), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and "is based on large retailers and exporters functioning as anchors for improving the ability of small producers and inserting them into their markets, " noted an article in

More on this topic

New Dos Pinos Distribution Center in Costa Rica

February 2011

The milk producer opened a distribution center in Nicoya, investing about $ 2.6 million.

The new center becomes the tenth branch of the company in the country and second in the province of Guanacaste.

"According to Rodolfo Barrantes, chairman of the board of directors of the cooperative, the inauguration is part of an expansion plan for the Pacific region," reported

$26.8 Million For Small and Medium Businesses in Nicaragua

July 2009

With the fund provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (BID, acronym in Spanish), 29 projects will be executed for small and medium businesses.

The Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN, acronym in Spanish) is the organization in charge of executing the business initiatives.

Dos Pinos in Panama since December

January 2009

After the Costa Rican Dos Pinos company and the Panama Diary Cooperative are joined up, the Dos Pinos brand will be produced, manufactured and sold in Panama.

According to"The cost of the investment by COOPRALAC was $2 million; 51% of the shares belong to Dos Pinos and 49% to COOLECHE."

Costa Rican company's project 'could raise milk prices in Nicaragua'

July 2008

Plans by Costa Rica's Dos Pinos Cooperative to build a US$6 million dairy products plant in Nicaragua could lead to higher milk prices there, Nicaraguan companies claim.

Besides Nicaragua, Dos Pinos is planning projects in Guatemala and Panama because Costa Rica's milk production is not growing fast enough to meet demand.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Business and Investment

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Take Back Your Life. Costa Rica $100,000 Income & Residency

Property has Everything – Location, Privacy, Ocean Views, Profitable Coffee, Waterfalls, 20 Segregated and Titled Building Sites, Farm Manager.
Very Profitable, $100,000, Coffee Farm, 70 Acre: 30,000...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Mar 4)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"