Agriculture has played a central role in Nicaraguan history. Still, multiple constraints remain that have not allowed the nation’s agriculture sector to reach its productive potential. Examples include lack of basic infrastructure, low education levels and low access to credit and technology.
Nicaragua has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. The country is a large food aid recipient due, in part, to its inability to offset the shortfall in domestic food production with commercial imports.
Learn more from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.