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Mr. Jose Ernesto Palacios knows on complexities that can start with a respiratory illness. He was in a coma because of it. One of the actions he has taken to reduce risks is to install a bio digester at home, at the Private Wildlife Reserve of Pantasma, Jinotega, and thus preventing his family to inhale the smoke that does so much harm to their lungs
With sanitation-related illnesses killing more than 1.5 million children under five every year, handwashing with soap can make a big difference.
Biogas Market Development Programme Nicaragua (PBN) has delivered until now more than five million cordobas ($ 186,718) in bonus incentives to make more accessible the incorporation of bio digesters among small and medium farmers in the country.
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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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