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Mr. Gilberto Robleto is satisfied with his new bio digester. He is the owner of the restaurant El Bosquecito, at Camoapa, Boaco province, and he says he is saving about 18,000 cordobas ($ 656) a year by using the biogas produced by the bio digester system that he installed with the support of the Biogas Market Development Programme Nicaragua (PBN).
SNV celebrated on July 30th the 50th anniversary since its founding at the global level and 25 years of work in Nicaragua, with the participation of representatives from cooperation organisations, union leaders, public institutions, private companies, financial institutions and local entities.
The annual consumption of 20 thousand slits of wood was left behind in the farm of Mr. Carlos Pineda, at El Almendro, Rio San Juan, after he installed a biogas system of 13 cubic meters. "If I had bought the firewood, it represented an investment of almost 50,000 cordobas (US $ 1.851) per year," said Pineda.
Getting involved in the Nicaraguan Biogas Program (PBN), implemented by SNV, which promotes the use of biogas for several productive activities, ULSA León has developed an air biogas venturi mixer to adapt gasoline internal combustion engines for working with homemade fuel (biogas).
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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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