About us

Forestry MLR

We are a company focused on the agroforestry production of teak and fine aroma cocoa.

Our plantations are in the North Caribbean of Nicaragua and recover the forest vocation of thousands of hectares of the buffer zone of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve.

For decades, these lands were degraded by extensive cattle ranching and agriculture.

We have more than 3,000 hectares of teak, and cocoa under teak shade, what we call "asocio".

In addition, we have earmarked 1,425.26 hectares for conservation, approximately 28 percent of our farms.

Both our plantations and conservation areas promote the recovery of biodiversity, soils and water sources.

We have the largest nursery in the North Caribbean of Nicaragua with the capacity to produce 600 thousand plants per year.

We maintain excellent relations with neighboring communities and promote intercultural social responsibility.

Of the more than 3,000 ha. Under management, 1,761.45 ha. are teak and 1,245.34 ha. are cocoa with teak shade.

We have the capacity to sustainably produce 14 thousand m3 of teak per year.

We implement state-of-the-art technologies for forest genetic improvement.

We have planted a selection of the finest varieties of Latin American cocoa.

In 2024 we will produce 180 tons of dried cocoa.



Establish the roots of a positive future in the North Caribbean of Nicaragua.



Generate added value to the communities where we operate, the indigenous peoples, the environment, as well as our customers, shareholders and collaborators through the establishment, development, operation, harvesting and transformation of sustainable, responsible and innovative agroforestry plantations.



To be leaders in the rescue of the forestry vocation and the transformation of the North Caribbean through world-class agroforestry plantations, socially responsible, friendly to the environment and respectful of the rights of indigenous peoples.

The clonal gardens

MLR Forestal nurseries can produce 600,000 plants a year, mainly teak and cocoa. However, we also produce native species such as marango, mahogany, guapinol and royal cedar, which are emblematic of the North Caribbean. These species are used for afforestation of community protection areas and for reforestation.

In the nurseries, plants are grown clonally in order to guarantee homogeneity in the plantations.

The process consists of three steps:


Mother trees that are the most suitable for commercial purposes are identified (straight shaft, few branches) and vegetative material or bud is extracted.


That bud is subjected to a rooting method until it becomes a plant.


Then the clone is kept in a special tunnel where it is given heat treatment for thirty days and finally taken to the field.