Through its social enterprise, iDEal Tecnologías, iDE improves farmers’ livelihoods by selling low-pressure irrigation systems and providing support on farming best practices
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America, after Haiti. Half of the population lives in rural areas, and two-thirds of those struggle to survive on little more than a dollar a day. Rural farmers deal with water scarcity and typically depend on just a few crops, making them vulnerable to volatility in markets and climate. Inadequate infrastructure and the effects from past conflicts and natural disasters are obstacles to people trying to increase their incomes and improve their lives.