Food security: Innovative solutions for rice value chain in Guinea Bissau

With business linkages, multi-stakeholders platforms and technical assistance, 10 000 farmers of Bafata Region will increase their rice quality and quantity and ensure their food security.

Read more about the multi-country food security capability statement

Renewable energy

Making clean energy accessible to low income households.


Global Renewable Energy office opens in Burkina

With innovation as our key focus, we are engaged in expanding our work in Renewable Energy from Asia into Africa, focusing on biogas, biomass, improved cook stoves, solar electricity and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Read more

Our work in water, sanitation and hygiene

We contribute to improved WASH service delivery, specifically:
1. Access to safe, sufficient and reliable drinking water supply
2. Access to improved sanitation
3. Sustained positive change in hygiene behaviour

Promoting Inclusive Business

SNV facilitates a Technical Assistance Facility in Mozambique that assists companies to identify, develop and implement Inclusive Business.

Open the Inclusive Business website

Revitalising Zimbabwe's agriculture sector

Through the Rural Agriculture Revitalisation Programme, Agro-dealers were linked to wholesellers and manufacturers who provided consignment stock for farm inputs reaching thousands of households in eight rural provinces of Zimbabwe.

Latest news

SNV and FACT Foundation have collaborated to create a cross-­country knowledge base that will promote and support the rapid emergence of productive biogas sectors and markets worldwide.

Shumi Deyas, a seasoned biogas user from Adea woreda in the East Shoa zone of Oromia recounted his personal experiences on the productive use of biogas to a transfixed audience at a recent Talk Energy Ahead (TEA) meeting held on 21 March 2014 in Addis Ababa.
During the first week of April, SNV’s 12 Junior Professionals, along with 4 Dutch Young Water Experts, gathered for five days in Nairobi to partake in the SNV Way residential learning programme to develop the skills and capacities needed to be an effective SNV advisor.
SNV's programme is fully operational since end February, all Programme Staff has returned to duty-stations.
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SNV has been present in Africa since 1967, working with local communities to improve their livelihood by strengthening the capacities of local organisations. Our advisors work hand-in-hand with local organisations to bring together innovation and experience coupled with in-depth knowledge and understanding of local context.

In Africa, SNV works in: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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