At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development.
Starting out in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today. SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989 and is currently working in 108 districts. Our advisory services are in line with Ugandan policies and are tailored for specific Ugandan organisations, enterprises and districts.
As our programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for dynamic, young and senior professionals to join our support team. Interested candidates should have expertise and good networks in the... Read more
SNV Rwanda in Implementing a Quality based milk payment system assignment funded by the DGIS.
They would like to recruit a consultant to carry out some aspects of the work based on the attached TOR.
In 2014 SNV- Zambia constructed 8 demo units in order to show case the benefits of domestic biogas in providing clean energy for cooking, lighting and productive use from a product that is otherwise wasteBiogas can not only provide energy for milk chilling, but for piglet warming, production of heat for improved rearing of chicks, energy for hot water to improve milk collection and safety by sterilising milk collection and storing equipment, as well as the bio slurry that enhances agricultural production without further damaging and degrading the environment. The bio-slurry discharged from the installation retains all nutrients originally present in the feeding material and how uses the organic fertilizer in his garden. Proper application has proven to provide higher yields than comparable fertilization with manure and it provides a viable solution to nutrient depletion of many agricultural soils in Zambia.The market potential in Zambia encompasses pig, poultry and dairy fa... Read more
2 of our members, development organization SNV and knowledge centre KIT work together on clever solutions for agricultural development. They do so on the basis of practical, global knowledge and experience and in response to local opportunities.
But what exactly determines the success of chain interventions? Using five projects from their portfolios in which changes in the sector in question had large-scale effects, SNV and KIT distilled the most important elements for successful chain development.
This article was published in Vice Versa, a Dutch magazine on development cooperation. Read the full article HERE.
Are you interested in joining an international organisation with a long term commitment to sustainable development?SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989, with field offices in West Nile, Rwenzori, Northeast and Kampala.
In Uganda, SNV works in three sectors: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Renewable Energy and Agriculture. SNV works in alignment with Uganda's development agenda to expand opportunities for socio-economic development.
SNV works with government organisations, including local authorities, district line ministry departments, as well as private sector organisations and other, non-governmental organisations.
SNV seeks to fill the following position,
1. Dairy practice advisor to be based in Mbarara
Interested candidates should find details for the job description here
Contract period: 2-3 years with the possibility of extension to 4 years
Contract type: International
Desired Start Date:... Read more
What are the drivers of smallholder inclusion? What drives and limits farmers' inclusion in the oilseed value chain in Uganda and what light does this shed on the implicit assumptions of the value chain development (VCD) approach? This report presents insights of a collaborative research by SNV and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on the inclusion of smallholder farmers in the oilseed value chain in Uganda. The results challenge some common precepts of value chain development (VCD). The influence of risk in farmers' decision making, the dominant role of cash, the competition provided by independent traders, and the limitations of producer organisations all point to a need to design VCD interventions and 'inclusion' around the reality of smallholder engagement in markets. It also points to the fundamental importance of sector coordination to address the provision of public goods that can rais... Read more
you interested in joining an international organisation with a long term
commitment to sustainable development?
SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989 and is currently working in 108 districts. Our advisory services are in line with Ugandan policies and are tailored for specific Ugandan organisations, enterprises and districts. SNV agriculture programme promotes 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.
SNV is looking for dynamic young and senior professionals. Interested candidates should find details for the job description here
Contract period: 2-3 years with possible extension
Contract type: Local (open to Ugandan nationals only)
Duty stations: Arua, Lira, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Kampala (with frequent field travels)
Desired Start Date: August-Se... Read more
Through their collaboration under the AgriProFocus Uganda Network, Dairy Development Authority (DDA), Send a cow Uganda, Heifer international/EADD , Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), and Brookside Sameer are organising a Dairy Stakeholder Event 2015. The event is aimed at promoting consumption under the theme “Drink Milk for Health”. The event is scheduled to take place on 16th and 17th September at UMA show grounds.OBJECTIVES:
The overall goal of the event is to promote the consumption of dairy products. The specific objectives include;
1. To sensitize the public on the benefits of consuming milk and other dairy products
2. To share existing strategies for promoting milk consumption
3. To advocate for policies that promote milk consumption
4. To provide a platform for networking and partnership building opportunities in the dairy sector
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Entrance fee to the conference sessions is UGX 50,000 for the two days
Book a stand now and enjoy the best rates!
Exhib... Read more
The Dairy Learning Lab is a 2 day training opportunity for dairy professionals who train farmers and processors in the dairy sector. The learning lab aims to share training materials, to review these materials and methods among peers and to jointly improve access to training materials and improve existing training practices.
Today marks the first day of the learning lab, being held at Golden Valley Research Trust in Chisamba, Zambia and is focusing on roughage for dairy production. Participants at this learning lab include; the Dairy Association of Zambia, Agri-Vet Africa, various dairy cooperatives, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre and Livestock Services Cooperative Society, among others.
Look out for more information and the outcomes of this Dairy Learning Lab here.
The picture below shows the PUM Netherlands Senior Expert at GART, sharing... Read more
Sign up for the Dairy Learning Lab NOW!
20 participants have already signed up for the first Dairy Learning Lab on March 17th and 18th in collaboration with GART, DAZ, SNV, and PUM. This learning workshop will take place at the GART Research Centre in Chisamba.
There are 5 spaces left! Are you a dairy practitioner and you are interested to learn more about roughage and fodder you can still contact me for more information.
Celebrating Horticulture Program Experiences
AgriProFocus Kenya in collaboration with Solidaridad, HIVOS and SNV brought together the Horticulture sector stakeholders to a dissemination forum on the Horticulture and Food Security Program (HFSP) on the 19th February 2015 at the Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi.
HFSP was a 3 year program implemented by Solidaridad (Lead), SNV and Hivos. The program was funded by The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. AgriProFocus took the lead in the knowledge management component of the program. The program took the model of PPP and involved various private sector companies and farmer groups.
The aim of the dissemination forum was to share experiences, successes and challenges of the HFSP program. AgriProFocus on behalf of the program had compiled publications as well as audio visual materials documenting experiences within the program. The materials were unveiled by the Ambassador Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kenya H.E Joost Reinjtes. "At... Read more
This story is from SNV agriculture newsletter.
The Enhancing Dairy Growth in Ethiopia (EDGET) project, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is encouraging and supporting smallholder dairy farmers to enable them to exploit reliable business opportunities.
In many cases, lack of access to markets is disheartening dairy farmers, while wholesalers and retailers complain about shortage of quality milk products. SNV intervenes to bridge this gap by the establishment of decentralised rural dairy collection and processing centres. These centres will respond to market demands for quality milk products and will transform the smallholder subsistence farmers into solid entrepreneurial suppliers.
SNV trains farmers on how to process milk in a more hygienic way
Recently, thirty dairy farmers in Kimbibit Woreda, Zengo kebele, established a cooperative with the aim of increasing their efficiency in milk collection and engage in processing butter and
Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) Kenya and Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR are jointly working in identifying information / knowledge gaps that exist in the marketing and consumption of ware potatoes in Kenya. SNV and CDI recognize improving the prevalence and enhancement of demand in ware potatoes will greatly boost food security in Kenya, increase smallholder farmers earnings, besides providing an excellent opportunity for expanding the business of the multipliers of seed potatoes.
The ultimate objective of the market study is to identify the key systemic issues in the ware potatoes that prevent farmers from investing in better inputs like the high quality seed potatoes. The consultant should assess necessary linkages, inputs accessibility, interrogate post-harvest issues and market dynamics in the ware potato sector in Kenya.
Agri-ProFocus Youth In Agribusiness Event, 2014
Agri-ProFocus in partnership with its member organisations SNV, YEDMA, YAA, Agro-Tourism Association, ICCO Cooperation, ZOA, YESE, YADEN, and FIN Africa organised a regional conferences that aimed at motivating youth into Agribusiness at Kati Kati, Lugogo
We would like to thank you, our members, for participating and contributing to this event. For those of you who would like to get updates about the Youth Innovation community and other ICs, kindly subscribe to the "Innovation Communities" on the left side of the Uganda Page.
The youth presentations from the event can be found here
A unique dairy expert meeting organized by Agri-ProFocus’ members AERES group, Agriterra, FrieslandCampina, Heifer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Van Hall Larenstein, SNV and Wageningen UR, took place at Wageningen UR on Thursday, 10 April.
Over 140 representatives of the dairy chain, farmers and researchers discussed on the modern Dutch approach, based on a long-term successful dairy production. The meeting was facilitated by Simone van Vugt (Wageningen UR CDI).
Read more here and access/download expert meeting materials.
Dutch dairy chain approach: Help the farmers and they will help themselves
2 weeks ago we shared information regarding a dairy expert meeting that was scheduled to take place on 10th April 2014 in the Netherlands. Many of our members showed interest in the information that would be shared during the meeting.
The expert meeting was organized by Agri-ProFocus’ members AERES group, Agriterra, Friesland Campina, Heifer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Van Hall Larenstein, SNV and Wageningen UR. It took place at Wageningen UR on Thursday, 10 April. Over 140 representatives of the dairy chain, farmers and researchers discussed on the modern Dutch approach, based on a long-term successful dairy production.
Please follow this link here in order to get more information about the Expert meeting and also to download the meeting materials that were shared.
SNV, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, has launched a $14.2 million project to provide out-of-school youth in Sub-Saharan Africa with vital employment skills through training in business development and financial literacy, as well as technical and life skills. The project, The Youth Learning Programme, is a collaboration dedicated to empowering young people in rural Mozambique, Rwanda, and Tanzania to engage in the economy and lead change in their communities.
The anticipated impact of the Youth Learning Programme is ambitious, with a projected 20,500 disadvantaged young people set to gain training. The project aims for at least 80% of these trainees to gain employment opportunities in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors.
Globally, an estimated 75 million of 1.2 billion young people (ages 15-24) are looking for work. Despite modest economic growth in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Mozambique, youth unemployment accounts for 22% of the total unemployment figure., Many you... Read more
What is a Junior Professional?
SNV is now looking for high potential and motivated candidates who are ready for a professional career as a development practitioner. The SNV Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) provides the right foundation for a challenging and rewarding career in an international development environment.
The programme aims to grow a Junior Professional into a competent development practitioner with a solid grounding in one of SNV’s sectors: Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or Renewable Energy. You are offered a 2-year fixed-term appointment in one of the countries where SNV works.
During this period, you will gain practical ‘feet-in-the-mud’ experience while you work and learn alongside a well-qualified SNV senior advisor in one of our sector programmes. You will be exposed to SNV’s approaches and encouraged to engage with the l... Read more
1986 to 1993 were years of great suffering for the people of Teso, in Eastern Uganda. For many Iteso the memories of the Karamojong cattle raids and the rebel activities are still fresh to this very day. Not only did the insurgency lead to the massive loss of life and property, it also destroyed Teso’s economic identity – cattle, leaving many families severely impoverished.
In 1993, a group of 12 women from Bukedea district spearheaded by Norah Ebukalin started a women’s self-help group, which they named Popular Kumi Women Initiative (PKWI). For the 12 women, the group represented their security against the rebels who used to loot and rape women and a sure source of labour for their gardens. Borrowing from the Teso tradition of mutual support “Aleya”, the groups would take turns to till one another’s garden thereby guaranteeing a steady source of labour... Read more
SNV is a Dutch based International development organization working in 33 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV’s mission is poverty alleviation through providing technical assistance and capacity building services to clients, groups of actors and partners involved in poverty alleviation in counties where SNV is involved. SNV provides support to development actors in 3 main sectors: water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Renewable Energy (RE) and Agriculture.
Most of SNV’s work in agriculture value chain development aims at enabling smallholder farmers to gain more income derived from increased productivity and support small agribusinesses to move into profitable commercial production. Sub-sectors under the value chain development are: red meat, edible oilseeds, rice and dairy.
SNV intervention in the dairy sub-sector is focusing in enhancing competitiveness of the sub-sector through facilitating inclusive business and commercialisation of milk marketing by shifting supplies... Read more