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"From a problem to a beneficial solution." So the farmer Carlos Carranza summarizes his experience after six months of having installed on his farm biogas system with the support of the Program of Market Development of Biogas (PBN) Nicaragua. Productivity has improved with the application of compost biol, which the system provides with 12 cubic meters of biogas.
With sanitation-related illnesses killing more than 1.5 million children under five every year, handwashing with soap can make a big difference.
The ranch of farmer Juan Carlos Saenz, located in Chaguitillo, Sebaco, is now more competitive and productive. He is now saving more than $1,200 while buying chemical fertilizer for his papaya, cactus fruit and citrus crops with the compost biol, which is supplied by the bio gas system that he placed four months ago with the support of the Program of Market Development of Bio Gas Nicaragua (PBN).
A family farmer transforms their life on his farm to install a biogas system
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PROCASO Project Video

This video on the Sustainable Quality Programme (PROCASO) narrates from the voice of the beneficiaries the main results of the programme.  PROCASO improved small scale coffee growers´ productivity and incomes and sustainable access to high value markets. It was funded by Solidaridad Foundation with funds from IRISH AID and implemented by SNV. 


SNV began working in Nicaragua in 1992. Our portfolio is strong in agribusiness and value chain development (including coffee, cacao, fruits and vegetables), governance, and renewable energy.

SNV has a solid reputation with government entities, the donor community, NGOs, and the private sector, and has played a key role in facilitating alliances among these stakeholders. Our current staff in Nicaragua include over 30 development professionals and full-time project-based consultants.

Campaign on biogas uses and benefits

SNV, in partnership with Hivos, and funding from the Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund and the Nordic Development Fun, is promoting the access of renewable energy for 6,000 families and rural enterprises in Nicaragua through the Biogas Market Development Programme in Nicaragua. 

Currently, SNV and Hivos are conducting a awareness raising campaign that highlights the uses and benefits of this waste-to-energy technology.

Documentary video on the uses and benefits of biogas systems for families in Nicaragua 

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