The National Biogas Market Development Programme was launched to increase access to and use of nonconventional renewable energy in rural areas in Nicaragua, especially for small and medium scale farmers and rural households and will be implemented over the course of five years. The Programme will facilitate access to clean energy for domestic and productive uses for 30,000 persons.
On Thursday, April 4, as part of an event in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, organized by the Secretariat of Productive Development, SNV specialist Luis Eduardo Martínez Almanza presented on “the New Responsibilities at the Departmental Level as part of the Autonomous Governance Process: Eight Key Competencies in Productive Issues.”
As part of the Strengthening the Capacities of Governments and Agricultural Exporters to Adapt to Climate Change Challenges Project financed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, or CEPAL in Spanish), SNV and Factor CO2 have been selected to measure the carbon footprint of eight agricultural export products from Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Through this project working with local dairy producers, SNV Bolivia and partners are helping improve the knowledge, abilities and skills of dairy producers to improve their productivity and competitivity, as well as certifying them as suppliers of high quality milk for Industrias Venado S.A., a Bolivan food product company.
As part of the Central America Regional Environmental Programme (PREMACA), SNV published this guide which describes in detail the technical and economic factors related to implementing a biodiester system in eco-companies. The publication provides information on factors that should be taken into account before conducting feasibility studies.
This case study of the project to reduce greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, developed by SNV Honduras for the ARUCO Associative Company and the Ecological Coffee Cooperative La Labor Ocotepeque Limitada (COCAFELOL), documents measuring the carbon footprint of both of these companies which are comprised of small producers in Honduras.