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close this bookCase Studies of Neem Processing Projects Assisted by GTZ in Kenya, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Nicaragua (GTZ, 2000, 152 p.)
close this folder4. Case studies of small-scale semi-industrial neem processing in Kenya, Thailand, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
close this folder4.4 Small-scale commercial neem production in Nicaragua
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View the document4.4.1 Introduction
View the document4.4.2 Previous activities and other projects in relation to neem
Open this folder and view contents4.4.3 Small-scale commercial neem production in Nicaragua
Open this folder and view contents4.4.4 Economical assessment of COPINIM's processing plant in Nicaragua
Open this folder and view contents4.4.5 Market potential for neem pesticides in Nicaragua
View the document4.4.6 ''Lessons learnt'', recommendations and development strategies
View the document4.4.7 References
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4.4.1 Introduction

The intensity of agricultural production in Nicaragua is much lower than that in the Dominican Republic or Thailand but there has been frequent intoxication of the rural population and environmental pollution.

In the 1980s neem trees were planted often in plantations by a range of NGOs, projects and by the Forestry Department in Nicaragua. Until 1990 neem raw material was processed and pesticides and veterinary products were manufactured.

The case study presented here aims to analyse the present state of neem manufacture and use in Nicaraguan agriculture. It intends to identify constraints and interventions needed to help neem pesticides to gain a greater market share and contribute substantially to a reduction of the impacts and problems caused by synthetic pesticides.