The agricultural and agroindustrial activity has always been an important engine of socioeconomic growth for the country. It is a source for the generation of employment and income, contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the rural and urban population; and contributes greatly to the country’s competitiveness as an export model.
Agribusiness Industry Numbers
14.4% of GDP
47.3% of 2017 total exports
293,500 direct and indirect jobs
Main Agribusiness Goods Exported
Agribusiness Companies in Nicaragua
- For its levels of citizen security
- For its operational costs
- For its connectivity and market access
- For its legal guarantees for investments
- For its human talent
- For its incentives for investments
- For its business climate
- For its quality of life
The combination of fertile soil available at competitive prices, the favorable climate conditions and the abundance of hydric resources, provide a perfect context for the establishment of export-oriented agricultural production.
According to the Exportable Offer Study conducted by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MIFIC, for its acronym in Spanish), the products with the greatest export potential are yucca or cassava (waxed and frozen), peanuts (processed or shell-less), cocoa (beans or powdered), honey, beans (black and red) and cashews. Other products with a high potential are sesame seeds, pineapple, mango, guava, watermelon, onions, vegetables and citrus (especially lemon and oranges).