Agriculture

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

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Agriculture

Our goal: Improve livelihoods through income, food, and climate solutions for 4.5 million smallholder farm women and men

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 more than 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.





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