A capability statement concerning our work on Agriculture in Africa which focuses on equity and growth for smallholders.
Le travail de la SNV dans le secteur Agriculture est basé sur une approche à trois volets : un positionnement renforcé des paysans dans la chaîne de valeur, la promotion d’une agriculture favorable au climat et la facilitation pour un meilleur accès à l’alimentation. Les interventions ciblant l’atteinte du troisième objectif tentent d’apporter des solutions pour garantir les 4 dimensions principales de la sécurité alimentaire que sont la disponibilité, l’accès, l’utilisation et la stabilité alimentaire tels que défini par la FAO. La situation alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre demeure fragile bien que le potentiel agro-écologique de la région soit suffisamment important pour satisfaire la demande croissante, avec un recours aux importations pour un nombre limité de produits. Cette déclaration de capacité de la SNV sur la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre présente différents axes d’intervention et résultats contribuant à garantir la sécurité alimentaire des populations vulnérables de la sous-région.
Energy in Africa capability statement
SNV’s work in the agricultural sector is based on a three-pronged approach: enhanced positioning of (smallholder) farmers within value chains, promotion of climate friendly agriculture and facilitating increased access to food. Intervention related to the third objective aim to provide solutions that guaranty the four main dimensions of food security which are food availability, access, utilization and stability as defined by FAO. The food situation in West and Central Africa remains fragile though the region’s agro-ecological potential is high enough to satisfy rising demands, with recourse to imports for a limited number of products. This SNV capability statement on food security in West and Central Africa presents the different interventions axes and some results contributing to guaranty food security of vulnerable population in the sub-region.
Official coverage figures for rural water supply make us hopeful - MDG targets for water will likely be met. Yet, the disappointing reality is that only a fraction of this is functional and providing regular water supply that is safe for drinking. The premature deterioration of ‘improved’ water supply makes unreliable and unsafe water services a daily reality for large parts of the rural population in Asia.
SNV recognises that providing functional and sustainable water supply services is a challenge that goes far beyond coverage at a given point in time. Increased capacity at all levels is essential for sustainability.
Official coverage figures for rural water supply make us hopeful – as the MDG targets for water will likely be met. Yet, the disappointing reality is that only a fraction of this is functional and providing regular water supply that is safe for drinking. The premature deterioration of ‘improved’ water supply makes unreliable and unsafe water services a daily reality for large parts of the rural population in Asia.
Approximately 2.5 billion people in developing countries are confronting serious energy supply challenges. Excessive reliance on traditional fuels is exhausting natural resources and degrading productive land. On a domestic level, cooking with these fuels causes serious respiratory illnesses, particularly among women and children. SNV believes in renewable energy as a means to keep or lift households out of poverty, provide jobs, grow small businesses and combat climate change.
We work with government bodies, the private sector and civil society to take local renewable energy solutions to scale.
Our renewable energy expertise ranges from setting up nationwide biogas markets to linking large businesses with small producers in the biofuels sector.
This flyer provides examples of our work and contact details.
A Local Capacity Development Facility (LCDF) is a locally driven and managed organisation that serves to stimulate the growth and expansion of business and professional services in rural regions of developing countries. This capability statement explains how it works and what services are offered.
Diarrhoeal disease is the second largest killer of children under five, exceeding AIDS, TB and malaria combined. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that improved sanitation and hygiene behaviour and safe disposal of human excreta is the most effective way to reduce the incidence of diarrhoeal disease.