SNV Niger works with local governments, civil society, producer organisations, religious leaders and local NGOs amongst other stakeholders in the fields of agricultural production and improving local governance through improved access to and quality of basic community services (education, health, WaSH and renewable energy).
We support decentralised local governments through the Leadership for Change Programme since 2005. We also support the elaboration and implementation of community development plans on local and national level. With the assistance of local capacity buildingers ("LCB"), our knowledge is shared through local partner organisations.
SNV Niger advisors in the agricultural sector work with the network of regional chambers of agriculture, producer organisation unions, small holder farmers and women in the onion and cowpea value chains. By creating effective and sustainable linkages and facilitating information exchange between producers, traders, micro-finance and research institutions, technical and financial partners, the sector is likely to grow sustainably: We connect producers with knowledge institutes to share innovative technologies. We facilitate collective storage systems improving access to financial credits to secure production. SNV advisors collaborate with research institutions and jointly share inovative results. SNV strengthens capacities especially for small holder farmers to access to market opportunities.