The United States exported $16 million in agricultural products to Nicaragua in fiscal year 2013. The United States works with Nicaragua both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment. Since CAFTA-DR went into effect there in 2006, U.S. exports to Nicaragua have grown more than 70 percent.

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. USDA provides assistance via the Food for Progress and McGovern-Dole Food for Education programs. 

Data & Analysis

April 23, 2015
For 2014/2015, the Nicaraguan Sugar Commission anticipates a sugar cane harvest of sugar 7.2 million MT with a total sugar production of 728,042 MT, a 4 percent decreased compared to the previous year
December 25, 2014
This Report is a general review of the Nicaraguan market and its opportunities for consumer-oriented food and beverages and edible fishery products.
August 7, 2014
Panama has approved the imports of GM corn seeds for local production, and has conducted GM mosquitoes and salmon field tests.
October 25, 2010
With implementation of the CAFTA-DR agreement, U.S. agricultural exports to the region have surged and continued growth is expected.