Un Projet de recherche - action pour une filière "oignon" nigérienne compétitive et inclusive.
L’équipe de WUR-CDI, SNV, FCMN et Agri-Bilan a conduit des activités de recherche action sur le terrain étant convaincue qu’une compréhension des réalités et dynamiques techniques, organisationnelles, commerciales et institutionnelles de la filière pourrait aider davantage l’identification des actions concrètes pour son développement.
L’objectif de la recherche-action était de trouver les leviers essentiels pour améliorer le fonctionnement et les performances de la filière. L’attention spécifique portait sur la situation des petits producteurs se trouvant souvent dans un cercle vicieux de faibles moyens pour conduire la campagne de production, de faibles rendements ou encore de ventes à bas prix et de faibles bénéfices.
SNV’s approach to development is principally to work in an advisory capacity with meso-level organizations. Taking on this advisory role has considerable implications for the way that SNV handles issues. In essence, it is the quality of the advisory service itself, rather than the specific knowledge to be shared or transferred, that makes managing such issues successful. Clearly SNV advisers must be able provide guidance and support to partners and their staff to do this. At the same time SNV seeks to learn from other organizations that may be emphasizing the advisory process.
East African SNV programmes have undertaken an initiative to build new models for advisory practice, what we call ‘Building Advisory Practice’ (BAP). The initiative has examined in detail what characteristics constitute a quality advisory practice, what others are doing that SNV would like to emulate, and the best way to share the knowledge gained with the wider public. Meeting these objectives means building new ways of learning and sharing within SNV and with external partners and knowledge systems. This publication on private sector development is a major product in that endeavour.
The publication, as with the whole BAP process, has involved the energy, commitment and patience of literally hundreds of persons, from partner organizations as well as SNV staff, many of whom are acknowledged at the back of the booklet.
This book presents the approaches and lessons learned in The Business Organisations and Their Access to Markets (BOAM) programme.
Results-based financing (RBF) is becoming more and more popular in low- and middle-income countries. After being successfully implemented in Rwanda, many health sector representatives from these countries were interested in introducing the concept in their country, after visiting Rwanda. The concept looks attractive, because it seems obvious that paying health service providers only after delivering predefined and verified results should lead to more results. But back in their country, it proves difficult to implement the concept in their own context. Copying and pasting the Rwandan model to their local context proves not to be the “magic bullet” they thought it would be for their country. Now what to do? This booklet shows you how to get started once you have decided to implement RBF. It is an attempt to support countries or districts that are interested to craft their own RBF. It does so by starting from the generic principles of RBF, then proposing eight process steps to arrive at an approach that responds to your national context. Each of these steps comes with the necessary tools and instruments...
Rwanda is on its way to becoming an important service hub in East Africa’s economically vibrant market. Positioned in a resource-rich region, Rwanda has wagered on increasing its attractiveness for business through establishing a stable political environment with modern institutions and urban amenities. The cityscapes of Kigali as well as satellite towns such as Musanze, Huye, Rwamagana and Rubavu are changing almost daily.
However, livelihood in the rural areas still largely depends on subsistence farming. Embattled with low production levels coupled with the hardship of fetching water and firewood rural Rwandans are eager to find ways to earn a share in the country’s progress.
Working in close collaboration with the national authorities, SNV builds capacity and provides solutions for access to clean water and proper sanitation, renewable energy and agriculture. We contribute to local economic development through mobilising specialised knowledge and skills for management, better cultural practices, market linkages, improved accountability relations and favourable policies.
This document presents a bird’s eye view of how we work together with our partners to advance renewable energy, water, sanitation and hygiene and agriculture in Rwanda.