Since 2007, SNV in Latin America has been actively shaping innovative biofuels programmes based on different feedstock, uch as oil palm, corozo (a native palm species for the Caribbean coast), Jatropha, sugar cane and biomass waste (such as coffee residues). Focusing on knowledge development, Inclusive Business, Value Chain Development and Inclusive Public Policy approaches, SNV/LA has gained a lot of experience and knowledge concerning the set-up and implementation of biofuels programmes benefitting local communities while working closely together with (large) companies.
Therefore, the first SNV Corporate Biofuels Training was organised to share the experiences and lessons learned between the different regions. The five-day training took place from 29 November to 3 December 2010, and facilitated the transfer of knowledge and approaches to internal and external participants from Africa and Asia, which are in an earlier stage of building up a biofuels practice. Honduras was identified as the most appropriate place to have a strong training programme, involving practical field work and interaction with several experienced SNV biofuels advisors.
Please click here to read the training report of the SNV Corporate Biofuels Training, which aims to give an insight in SNV’s work and approaches in different contexts, accompanied with field trip experiences and discussions held with key stakeholders, including SNV clients and farmers.