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Broad-based progress is likely one of the 4 pillars of the Nicaraguan Government's Poverty aid method. residing criteria of the agricultural terrible will proceed to rely principally upon agriculture. This learn takes inventory of significant advancements in Nicaragua's agricultural zone and argues that broad-based progress may be promoted via strengthening agricultural competitiveness. Export progress is the foremost, requiring speedy motion inside of a coherent process. The case of espresso is used to demonstrate the proposed strategy.

The learn additionally identifies productiveness constraints in rural issue markets, suggesting medium- and long term suggestions. The research stories the problem of probability administration and concludes with descriptions of a few promising pilot tasks.

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Improving Agricultural Services and Increasing Chain Integration10 Enhancing product quality and sanitary/phytosanitary controls. There is little evidence of quality and sanitary management systems countrywide and, in general, product quality is low by international standards. The reasons for inadequacy in this area differ from sector to sector, as shown in Table 8. Services to support a comprehensive Quality Measurement System (QMS), covering good agricultural practices (GAP), good management practices (GMP) and Hazardous Analyses of Critical Control Points (HACCP), are limited.

Third, successful partnerships between the public and the private sector can help to ensure the integration of the private sector’s new role in social processes. The power of partnership comes from their participative and multi-stakeholder nature. A partnership based on the premise that all stakeholders in development issue should mobilize to develop and implement plans to address the issue (Leisinger 2000). Therefore, tri-lateral partnerships involving private companies, civil society and the state are a promising foundation for sustainable and structurally effective measures.

While the individual actors—government, and private sector may be effective in achieving their specific goals, no one can solve every issue of common concern. TABLE 14: SUPPORT TO THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR Constant 1994 C$ (millions) Current C$ (millions) Concepts 1996 % 2000 % 1996 2000 I. 9 II. III. IV. V. Support to producers A. Price support (via protection/non-monetary) B. Waiving of tariffs on agricultural inputs Support through public exp. in agriculture* Estimation of total support Gross agricultural product Coeffcient of support to agriculture * excludes infrastructure and rural integrated projects Source: PROVIA, 2002.

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