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SNV Rwanda is looking for a Sector Leader - Agriculture Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda (International contract)
SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation working in over 30 developing countries for more than 40 years.
SNV has been working in Rwanda since 1980 and is active in all of SNV’s three sectors (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Renewable Energy and Agriculture). In Rwanda, agriculture is the dominant economic activity and remains the main source of employment for about 80% of the population and accounts for about 45% of exports.
As such it is a key entry point for increasing growth and reducing poverty. Commercialisation and use of technology are seen as key strategies to further develop the sector, while the Government of... Read more
Agri-Hub Ethiopia organized another Agri-Finance Fair in Hawassa last Saturday 8 December. The fair was held with the aim of linking farmers to financial institutions and to sensitize farmers about value addition. This time, the fair was hosted by Hawassa University.
About 460 farmers and professionals attended the fair, which is twice the amount of participation of the first finance fair in October. They visited the 16 banks and MFIs who were exhibiting their financial products and attended the debate and learning sessions. One of the key issues raised during the debates and presentations was the limited possibilities for farming as a business within the current macro-economic climate. The difficulty of getting finance was also a point of debate. One of the exhibitors, Sidama MFI, presented their plans to open a micro-bank department in the coming 3 years to serve the missing middle: loans between 5,000 and 50,000 dollar.
Overall, the fair was a success. Farmers were able to get rel... Read more
Expression of Interest SNV Uganda
Pool of experts on Private Sector Development
Context and rationale
SNV Uganda is active in agriculture, water, hygiene & sanitation, and renewable energy. Its main strategy is to support the different sectors, sub-sectors and value chains in terms of identification of viable inclusive business (IB) models (www.inclusivebusiness.org), inclusive business planning, supporting business development service or value chain development service hubs, business linkages, impact investment strategies and “Bottom of Pyramid” (BoP) services (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_of_the_pyramid)
The principles of SNV Uganda’s work are inclusiveness, empowerment, gender equity , pro poor growth, multi stakeholder process and systemic change facilitation. For more information on SNV see www.snvworld.org
SNV Uganda would like to establish a pool of experts (individuals or organisations) interested to contribute to this challenge. SNV Uganda is looking for the following expertis... Read more
Dans le cadre de ses activités pour l’année 2012, Agri-Hub Bénin a prévu de développer la thématique « relations fermes-firmes ». Afin que la discussion ne soit pas seulement théorique il a été décidé de développer la thématique sous forme d’un trajet/processus de Recherche-Action « Ferme-Firme » (RA-FF) autour d’une étude de cas de la filière Anacarde. La filière anacarde a été choisie car dans cette filière plusieurs membres de l’Agri-Hub sont actifs et les relations d’affaires entre les producteurs/productrices et les usines de transformation sont un élément central dans le développement de valeur ajoutée. Aussi, les relations firmes-fermes sont importantes pour le développement local ainsi que pour améliorer l’accès aux marchés. La SNV reçoit dans le processus de RA-FF, un appui méthodologique de la part de l’Institut Royal des Tropiques (KIT) et l’Université de Wageningen (WUR).
Comme première étape dans le traj... Read more
SNV Rwanda bids farewell to Jean de Matha Ouédraogo
“Tonight everybody should look at Jean de Matha’s shoes. They will see they are very big and difficult to fill”, said Erik van Waveren in his speech at the farewell party of the
SNV Rwanda Director. The message of Jean de Matha’s …READ MORE.
SNV Rwanda: 30 years of solidarity
On 2 September 2011, SNV Rwanda celebrated 30 years of capacity development and cooperation in Rwanda.Clients and partners from around the
country took the occasion to share their stories and memories of SNV’s history. Mr. Jean de Matha Ouédraogo, Director of SNV Rwanda,
Please find the three first issues of SNV newsletter related to economic development and value chain development. You can also find these issues in our SNV Pages here!
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With near to 50 participants we experienced a very dynamic and fruitful network day. The network day has given the opportunity to establish and strengthen bilateral contacts as well as indentify new inroads into collective activities.
In summary the agenda for the near future (and moving into 2011 and beyond) looks as follows:
One issue that came out during the APF Multi Stakeholder Meeting was the need to improve access to (value chain) finance.
Most APF members have something to offer in this regard, be it knowledge, services or finance. SNV, Cordaid, Woord en Daad, KIT and WUR feel that a series of practical workshops focused on access to finance can be concrete actions to implement the value chain specific action plans and/or to sharpen them further.
It will also be a good opportunity to start an action learning process.
Which type of finance for whom?
In all segments of the chain, there is need for a specific financial product, with a specific purpose.
I Producer Organisations (producers) need inputs before they start growing/ rearing their crop/ cattle and cash once their produce is ready. Possible ways of addressing the needs of the producers are:
¨ Self-finance by the producer organisation (e.g. by raising shares); +low costs, no collateral, - limited amo... Read more