SNV improves economic opportunities and quality of life in Nicaragua through a multi-sectoral approach. We are especially recognised for our work in value chain development, renewable energy and our track record in developing inclusive businesses.
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