Sustainable inclusive agriculture

SNV Nepal's agriculture programmes promotes food security and economic development by providing innovative market-based solutions along major value chains and creating inclusive businesses.

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Pioneering CLTS in Karnali

SNV was one of the first to introduce the Community Led Total Sanitation(CLTS) approach to the Karnali region in 2008. 50 percent of hospital admittances in this region is due to water borne diseases.  

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Scalable business models

SNV has attained a lot of success in domestic biogas, including the development of carbon finance. A new business model is being created for improved cookstoves promotion in Nepal, with increased involvement of the private sector. 

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SNV Nepal

Our latest publication: SNV Nepal 2013 is available online. It highlights SNV's work and achievements in Nepal in 2012/13 from an outsider's perspective.

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Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme

Started in 2009, SNV Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme is providing a great travel experience as well as stimulating investment, employment and businesses for disadvantaged rural communities.

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Clean and safe toilets

We can't wait to improve sanitation. 2.6 billion people do not have access to a clean and safe toilet!

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SNV Nepal celebrates 'World Toilet Day 2013'

Improved Water Mills

SNV's water mill programme is bringing a positive change in the lives of water millers in Dolakha district. 

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Dhan Bahadur's Improved Ghatta

Creating market access

We have to help farmers negotiate fair prices and conditions--Allert Van der Ham, SNV CEO, Nepali Times 

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Value of ginger farming

Latest news

This week SNV and the Dutch energy utility Eneco Energy Trading launched the first ever Programme of Activities (PoA) for Improved Cookstoves, which is set to posivitely impact 150,000 households in the Far West region of Nepal.
SNV's Improved Water Mills programme is positively improving lives in rural Nepal, both with efficient agro-processing and electricity.
When women are economically and socially empowered, they become a potent force for change. Explore our joint efforts with IFAD this International Women's Day through the story of Dil Maya Sijapati in Nepal.
The High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs and Income Programme (HITT) has added a new publication that guides development professionals beyond the tourism sector to run practical, market-driven vocational training systems.
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SNV opened its first Asia office in Nepal in 1980. Then, we were one of the first organisations to reach out to some of the poorest pockets in the far-western Nepal. More recently, we operate in 37 districts through a Country Office in Kathmandu and a Programme Office in Surkhet.

Starting from 2011, SNV has designed scalable and impact oriented programmes within four sectors that are aligned with the Government of Nepal’s development priorities. The four key sectors SNV works in are Agricultural and Forest Products; Renewable Energy; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; and Pro-poor Sustainable Tourism.

Till date, SNV in Nepal has achieved an outreach of some 4 million people, who now benefit from increased employment and income, food security, access to renewable energy, and access to water, sanitation and improved hygiene.

SNV Stories: Biogas in Nepal

Contact Person:

"With more than 30 years in Nepal, we at SNV strive to support the government, partners and private sector to meet the development goals of the government of Nepal. We guide local organisations in developing centres of excellence in economic development and service delivery."


Rem Neefjes, Country Director
Phone: +977 (0) 1 5523444
Fax: +977 (0) 1 5523155

SNV Nepal Country Office                                                                           
Bakhundole, Lalitpur
P.O. Box 1966
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. +977 (0) 1 5523444
Fax.  +977 (0) 1 5523155


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