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I put up my previous post on Chocolate Momotombo to show a great example of a Nicaraguan company engaging in value-added production. In October of last year I was having a conversation with another volunteer (not Peace Corps) in Nicaragua. … Continue reading
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During my week in Managua I got over to a place near the Peace Corps office that I have been meaning to hit up: The Chocolate Momotombo factory and café. Chocolate Momotombo is one of the various artisan chocolate companies … Continue reading
My article on food processing is not the only economics-related article making its way around the Peace Corps Nicaragua. Another Volunteer recently wrote a blog post about women in micro-finance in Nicaragua. I wanted to take the opportunity of my article … Continue reading
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