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CIAT, UNA and SNV recently signed an alliance with the purpose of conducting research on the productive results and use of the organic fertilizer biol, and on the cultivation of forage and annual crops.
Biogas Programme Nicaragua (BPN) has benefited with access to clean energy to more than 300 ranching families from the provinces of Matagalpa, León, Chontales, Boaco, Rio San Juan and the municipalities of Muelle de los Bueyes, Nueva Guinea and Rama by providing facilities to carry out the purchase of biogas systems.
The TV news report "The Promise of Biogas", written by journalist Alvaro Navarro of Nicaragua Channel 12, was the first place winner of the Regional Competition Press CABEI 2014, organized by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
Providing clean affordable energy to smallholder farmers is the objective of SNV's Biogas programme in Nicaragua.
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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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