Managua, Nov 24 (EFE) .- A total of 2,422 hectares of plantations were diversified in the last four years in Nicaragua through the forestry project Support to the Value Chain of La Madera (Cavama), reported today the European Union (EU). p>
This project, which was executed under the auspice of 9.2 million euros (10.9 million dollars) of the EU, reimbursable, benefited 714 Nicaraguan producers, who make up the forest chain. p>
"There are 714 producers, originating from the Boaco, Chontales (central) and the Region departments. Autonomous of the South Caribbean Coast, who received forestry incentives through this project, managing to establish more than 2,422 hectares of forest plantations, "the bloc indicated. European, in a declaration. p>
The 2,422 hectares transformed by the project include plantations of acacia mangium, teak, mahogany, royal cedar, Pacific mahogany and granadillo, detailed the organism. p>
With the contribution of this project, the Nicaraguan forestry sector is more organized, promoting the association between small and medium-sized (SMEs) companies, said the Kenneth Bell, head of the EU delegation in Nicaragua and Panama and before the Central American Integration System (SICA). p>
He explained that this project gave rise to the fact that in Nicaragua 560 SMEs are organized in 17 wood-furniture and handicraft chambers, as well as seven chambers of forestry and agroforestry professionals made up of 220 associate members. P>
Cavama was executed by the National Forestry Institute, with support from the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and in coordination with other institutions of the Government of Nicaragua.