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 addresses a basic need: Food and nutrition security for a population expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050. It also 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 <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.