Artisanal Mining in Nicaragua: and everybody is benefiting

nicaragua1MANAGUA, NICARAGUA – At a global level, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) includes 20 million to 30 million people with three to five times that number indirectly supported by their activities; that is 10 times more people than large-scale mining. Yet governments and mining companies seem to have largely neglected this sector, focusing on ASM’s negative impacts rather than on addressing its challenges to improve the sector’s opportunities for sustainable development.Continue Reading