Last week, the European Development Days 2013 (EDDs) brought 5,000 people to Brussels to discuss critical global development issues and the post-2015 development agenda. SNV has stressed the need to empower smallholder farmers and the importance of a strong local, market-driven private sector environment in Africa.
Hot off the heels of the celebratory unveiling of the 10,000th biodigester by Dutch Minister Ploumen in October, the African Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) passes another milestone by securing a second round of funding.
Last month the New Agriculturist featured a piece entitled “Treasures of the forest” written by two SNV staff, Marguerite Belobo Belibiand and Judith van Eijnatten, on the topic of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Cameroon.
On average, variable for age and diet, humans relieve themselves 4-6 time per day. But how often do you reflect upon where all that takes place? Can you imagine not having a toilet? SNV talks toilets, sanitation, and hygiene on World Toilet Day.
The BoP Summit 2013, attended by SNV's Javier Ayala, had the express goals of summarising BoP knowledge thus far, identifying what works and what gaps must be filled, and co-creating an action agenda or roadmap for the years to come.
At a time when global youth un- and underemployment is pervasive, and the development sector is facing severe cuts and decreased funding, SNV demonstrates a bold commitment towards investing in the next generation of development professionals.
As a member of the Small Farmers Big Business initiative, SNV, along with COLEACP, GIZ, UNIDO, and AFD, will organise a practical laboratory 'From a Controversial Debate to Concrete Solutions’ on Tuesday November 26 and panel discussion ‘Feed the Change’ and on Wednesday November 27 at EDD 2013.
Today the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen, attends a short ceremony that marks a significant milestone for the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP): 10,000 biogas digesters built and 50,000 lives improved in Kenya alone.