184.108.40.206 Marketing of neem pesticides to date
As in the Dominican Republic there is also a potential market
for neem products in Nicaragua, especially for agricultural produce designated
for export (mainly fruits) and crops which are cultivated according to certified
biological farming methods.
In general the market in Nicaragua is not as well developed as
in the Dominican Republic. Still farmers have tried with assistance of NGOs to
apply neem products crops which are designated for local consumption such as
maize, rice, beans, millet and cassava. This seems to be not economical,
however, if the farmers do not apply home-made neem extracts or get them
subsidised from NGOs. The price for neem-based pesticides cannot compete with
synthetic insecticides if external costs are not taken into consideration.
In Nicaragua the sale and distribution of neem pesticides are
carried out by the conventional agricultural supply outlets. However, this is
not effectively organised. An additional marketing analysis is needed to
investigate how this system can be improved and the marketing can be