Grâce à des études de cas détaillées et des exemples, cette collection met en lumière certain es de nos interventions sur terrain durant l’année 2009.
This short report presents a case study on financing clean energy in Rwanda. The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and the ministry of Rwanda have set up a National Domestic Biogas Programme (NDBP) with clear objectives of developing a commercially viable and market oriented Rwandan biogas sector; building 15,000 family sized, quality biogas plants by the end of 2011 (first phase of 4 years). SNV has developed expertise in supporting setting up biogas sectors in various countries. The integrated advisory services given by SNV to NDBP include close support to the programme for its set up and developing various tools needed for strengthening the programme activities. Among others, financial systems’ support plays a vital role in the development of the programme and grants to small farmers an easy access to sufficient initial capital they need to acquire a biogas system. This report presents amongst others an overview of financing of domestic biogas plants in Rwanda, development of a loan product, cash flow estimation per household, a summary of the role of SNV in developing Rwandan (microfinance) biogas product, steps forward, and lessons learnt.
This short document presents a case study about linking biogas technology to the market approach with the development of a well driven public private partnership. SNV’s main client is the National Domestic Biogas Programme, whose objective is to develop a commercial deployment of biogas technology. SNV has been designing, developing and supporting the programme since its introduction to Rwanda. The biogas business requires the development of a market with a well-coordinated private public business at levels. This case study highlights how public private partnership using a market approach is leading to sustainable economic development and improved business climate.
The results show that the private and public partnership has brought:
• A solid foundation to the realisation and setting of the programme;
• It influenced positively district performance contracts;
• The development of a sustainable market;
• It has reduced the direct implication of the programme as a public institution in the development of the market;
• A long-term demand for the product has been created and the operational structure is fixed;
• The report ends with an extensive lessons learned section and challenges and opportunities section.
Chibwe, a Zambian woman, heard about the many uses of Jatropha at a meeting organised by SNV and the Zambian Ministry of Science and Technology in early 2006 in Kasama. She was sceptical at first, however, she accepted and signed a contract to cultivate the crop on behalf of biofuel companies that were present. Two years later, the Jatropha bushes started bearing pods. Chibwe harvested them, dried them in the sun, and then took them to the newly registered enterprise, Chipalila Industries and sold them at 5,000 Kwacha per 5kgs. This oil is used in the lanterns to provide lighting in the home. Other households will use the oil for cooking in their stoves. In 2006, SNV Zambia linked small farmers across five districts in Northern Province to biofuel companies known as “seed suppliers”. Farmers are trained in nursery establishment, Jatropha growing, disease and pest control. In 2008, SNV facilitated the establishment of a rural based enterprise called Chipalila Industries that processes Jatropha seed purchased from the farmers. This company was trained by on of SNV’s partners in processing lantern oil and soap from the seed. The farmers sell the seeds to the company that in turn processes and sells the finished products back to the communities at a profit. This has improved the livelihoods and incomes of community members. The case study ends with more outcomes of the lessons learned, e.g. linking farmers to agricultural extension service providers and the need to boost collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the Jatropha market.