Inclusive Business in horticulture

Working in partnership and through the private sector, market champions, SNV Kenya has increased the number of small holder inclusion in the formal markets in various value chains. The intervention has supported large firms and small holder producers enter into contracts arrangements in the avocado, fine beans, snow peas, chillies, baby corns, egg plants, mangoes, and potatoes value chains.

Commercialising the biogas sector

544 masons have been trained in biogas plant construction in Kenya under the vocational skills development programme. 35 of these are women. SNV together with Kenya’s Department of Industrial Training are developing a certification process for biogas masons.

Sanitation for all

Through a collaborative effort of SNV, UNICEF, the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and  other development organisations in Kenya, thousands people benefit from a rural sanitation programme that saw villages in the country declared Open Defecation Free.

Commercialising the camel milk sector

With SNV's support, the Anolei Women's Group has improved its operations and now makes daily deliveries of camel milk to Nairobi, Kenya's capital city.

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SNV started work in Kenya in 1967 with operations mainly in its arid and semi-arid regions. We have since expanded our work to include high potential areas of the country.

We provide advisory services, promote the development and brokering of knowledge, and support policy dialogue at the national level. We provide services to government, local authorities, the private sector, farmer groups, and non-governmental organisations. Aligned with the Government of Kenya’s Vision 2030, we focus on opportunities in agriculture (dairy, extensive livestock, and horticulture); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and renewable energy.

To increase the effectiveness of our programmes and our resources, we engage in partnerships with other development agencies, as well as private- and public-sector organisations.

Country Director

Harm Duiker

Kenya Country Office
Ngong Lane, Off Ngong Road
P. O. Box 30776, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 387 36 56/ +254 724 46 33 55
/ +254 735 17 79 92

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