SNV started to work in Ethiopiain the 1970s responding to a call for assistance in addressing the situation of famine in the country. Nowadays, and in alignment with the Growth and Transformation Plan of the Government of Ethiopia, SNV supports agricultural led economic development and accelerated MDG achievement, with a focus on Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Within these thematic expertises, we provide advisory services; promote the development and brokering of knowledge and support policy dialogue at national level. We work with local government, NGOs, civil society and private sector organizations. We believe these different actors have distinct and complementary roles in the fight against poverty. To increase the effectiveness of our programmes and our resources, we work in partnership with other development agencies, notably Ethiopian private and public sector organizations.