Agriculture

SNV 1965-2015

Celebrating 50 years of smart development to reduce poverty and increase opportunity for smallholder farmers through food, income and climate solutions.

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

SNV states that the claim made on Farmlandgrab.org that SNV Netherlands Development Organisation co-financed IFAD's 'Vegetable Oil Development Project - Phase 2' in Uganda is completely incorrect.
Farmers should invest in fodder production to increase milk production and, ultimately, to cut costs.
How can we feed a world population of 9 billion in 2050 when there are currently over 800 million people going hungry every day?
In a closing project workshop held in Khammouan Province on January 26, 2015, representatives from SNV in Lao PDR shared some of the achievements, outcomes, impacts, experiences and learnings from the Building Income, Independence, and Empowerments for Farmers (BIIE) rice project.
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Agriculture

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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