Nicaragua Price Bulletin, February 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 15 Feb 2013 View Original

Maize, beans, and rice are the primary source of calories and protein in Nicaragua. Nicaragua has historically had a deficit of both maize and rice, but Nicaragua is a major exporter of beans in the region. Managua is the capital city and largest market. Chontales and Rivas are major maize and bean assembly markets and serve as a key export gateways to Costa Rica. Rivas is the largest supplier for cross-border trade with Costa Rica. León in the west and Esteli at north west are large markets with strong trade links to both Honduras and El Salvador. Matagalpa is a key central assembly market for domestically produced maize and beans. Bluefields and Billwi are markets that serves the sparsely populated and chronically food insecure Caribbean coast.