COP 21 - Taking action for our climate

SNV attends COP21 in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. Our delegation of energy, agriculture and REDD+ experts is looking forward to discussing joint cooperation possibilities.


SNV 50 years - Fit for the future!

We celebrate our achievements over the years and look forward to a future in which international cooperation is shaped by innovation, business-to-business solutions, alternative funding modalities, and new forms of collaboration and capacity building. Read more...

Food and nutrition security

To increase sustainable food production, improve dietary diversity, and ensure nutrition security, SNV implements multi-sector solutions integrating agriculture, nutrition, gender, sanitation, and hygiene.

Learn more about our solutions.

Gender and youth

Promoting and supporting opportunities for women and youth are cross-cutting themes underpinning SNV’s pioneering work in agriculture. 

Sustainable markets

SNV concentrates on value chain development and inclusive business. We broker inclusion of smallholder farmers, and develop competitive and equitable value chains, for improved income and food security.

Learn more about our sustainable markets programmes

Climate smart agriculture

SNV develops solutions in CSA to enhance adaptive capacity and mitigation potential across agricultural landscapes. Our solutions offer benefits that go beyond the scope of climate change to food and nutrition security, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation.

Learn more about our CSA programmes

Latest news

Hanoi - Today, the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF) is officially closed.

SNV shares experiences on mobilizing investment for low-emission crop production and processing in Asia.
Cassava, apart from being a dry season food of last resort and sometimes pig fodder, has found a domestic market within West Timor as an added-value product.
The Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) team in SNV Rwanda recently hosted SNV’s Chief Executive Officer, Allert van den Ham on a field visit to assess the impact of SNV’s employment related work at the grassroots.
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Agriculture addresses a basic need: Food and nutrition security for a population expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050. It offers essential commodities, environmental services, and social goods that facilitate economic development, industrialisation, and diversification.

Yet agriculture also accounts for 70% of water use and over 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. It contributes to, and is threatened by, environmental degradation and it will be further impacted by climate change. 

Our challenge is to contribute to making agriculture more sustainable by developing knowledge, tools, and solutions that maximise the benefits while minimising the negative impacts of agriculture in the face of a changing climate. Our goal for 2014/2015 is to improve livelihoods through income, food, and climate solutions for 4.5 million smallholder farm women and men.

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