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TECHNOSERVE

Our Job

Ranching in Nicaragua represents an important economic sector of the country. In 2017, more than ¼ of the exports came from cattle, including the dairy and beef sector. However, this sector is extremely vulnerable to changing weather patterns and current production is below potential levels. Through the adoption of silvopastoral systems, local cooperatives and model farms will scale these practices to improve the quality and quantity of production, stabilize these production cycles during scarce dry periods, and strengthen local producers resilience in the face of climate change.

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cooperatives from the departments of Boaco and Matagalpa and 700 small and medium ranchers will be involved

Key Pillars

ResCA will work with TechnoServe, LALA and partner Foundation CIPAV

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Transfer intensive silvopastoral and business management technologies and best practices by directly training producers and other organizations.

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Promote win-win partnerships among dairy sector actors (processors, lenders, cooperatives) that can help producers adopt recommended best practices

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Influencing the dairy sector (anchor firm processors, lenders, sectoral trade associations) to promote sustainable silvo-pastoral practices.