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Breaking down barriers for empowerment and inclusion of women has been part of our daily work around the world for 50 years.

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 has joined the 4C Association, whose 4C standard is one of the major sustainability standards for coffee worldwide.
How to build on each country’s existing adaptation activities and integrate climate change into national decision-making to ensure it gets to the local communities that need it most?
Recently, the Kenyan news source Daily Nation reported that local traders and farmers in Kilifi county uncovered questionable public procurement practices - a problem that social audits are working to address.
SNV shares inclusive business approaches at EMRC AgriBusiness Forum DRC
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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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