Marma: 'Homegrown' Development Program Gets Results in Nicaragua

The Millennium Challenge Corp.’s road construction and rehabilitation projects in Nicaragua have helped raise farming income in the villages of Leon and Chinandega, proving how implementing a “homegrown” program achieves results. Stephen Marma, MCC resident country director in Nicaragua, said in his MCC blog that the program has increased farmers’ yield and improved market access through improving farm-to-market roads.

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