Burke Agro coordinates directly with NGOs, local government groups, educational institutions, and international developmental agencies to create impactful and positive change for smallholder farmers in Nicaraguan. 

The majority of grants and projects managed by Burke Agro are designed to benefit smallholder farmers, their families, and their communities. The goal of these projects and grants is to improve growers' access to stable markets, affordable financing, organic production inputs, certifications and technical assistance in order to increase their crop yields and their incomes while becoming more sustainable through the practice of regenerative agriculture to combat climate change. 

Grants and projects are managed by the Operations and Projects Department whose management team has prior experience in economic development projects funded by international donors, including the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID and the Argidius Foundation, and administered by multilateral organizations such as the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Burke Agro has extensive experience monitoring project outputs and outcomes, as well as administering budgets. Depending on the project design and structure, M&E functions can be performed directly, through not-for-profit partners, or with the support and guidance of subcontracted specialists.


  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

  • Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Swiss Development Cooperation (COSUDE)

  • Center for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI)

  • National Council for Netherlands-Nicaragua City Partnerships (LBSNN)

  • Fundación Fabretto

  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

  • The Nicaraguan Association of Producers and Exporters (APEN)

  • Center for Exports and Investments (CEI)

  • Nicaraguan Investment Promotion Agency (ProNicaragua)

  • Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE)