The Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding Programme (PG-HGSF) is working to improve the livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa by connecting them with national school feeding programs in Ghana, Mali and Kenya.
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.
SNV Nepal's agriculture programmes promotes food security and economic development by providing innovative market-based solutions along major value chains and creating inclusive businesses.
Agriculture is recognised as a key driver of economic growth. In Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture accounts for 10 to 40% of the Gross National Product. While agriculture provides 40% of worldwide employment, the full productive capacity of many small-scale family farmers or ‘smallholders’ remains untapped and they could take more advantage of market opportunities.
Two billion people worldwide are affected by poverty, hunger or malnutrition, three quarters of whom, including most smallholders, live in rural areas in developing countries. From rice farmers to forest people to pastoralists, these individuals and their communities depend on the land, water and forest resources for their livelihoods. We aim to facilitate these people to work and trade their way out of poverty through improving market access and empowering them to seize the opportunities that exist in agriculture.