Sustainable Agriculture Markets


In over 35 countries, SNV is working with low income groups and businesses to build sustainable markets through our Inclusive Business and Green Value Chain solutions.

Although tremendous progress was made in the last 20 years to reduce poverty, around 1.4 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day. SNV knows that the role of markets is central to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods. Through our Inclusive Business and Green Value Chain solutions we work with low income groups, SME's and business partners to generate inclusive and environmentally sustainable market growth, creating prosperity for all. We have implemented sustainable market projects with over 250 large and medium enterprises across 50 commodities and secondary value chains in Africa, Asia and Latin America. With dedicated support to women and youth for market inclusion, employment and business development, we also ensure equality of economic opportunities.

Eelco Baan

Global Sector Coordinator - Sustainable Markets & Advocacy Officer - Agriculture


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World demand for food is expected to double by 2050, spurred by population growth, a growing middle class and changing tastes in developed and emerging economies. Meanwhile arable land will only increase by 15%, water is scarce, weather patterns are affected by climate change, and food and fuel prices are rising.

The agricultural value chain systems that are the basis of food production are often stifled by inefficiencies and market gaps, and farmers also face the challenge of maximising production and profit whilst adapting to climate change impacts and market shocks. Through environmentally sustainable farm practices SNV's Resilient Value Chain solution builds climate adaptive food production, processing and distribution systems that enable smallholder producers to integrate into profitable food chains. Across SNV programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America the benefits include more sustainable and resilient farm practices, improved smallholder productivity and yields, increased income and employment, and greater food and nutrition security.


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Resilient Value Chains

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Resilient Value Chains

Inclusive Business is an innovative approach that connects smallscale producers and established companies for commercially viable business opportunities, that bring low income markets into value chains as both producers and consumers.

The supply chains of large companies are often dominated by established suppliers and service providers, with products and services targeted at middle- and high-income consumers. When looking for new business opportunities in new markets, or engaging with smallscale producers, businesses often face challenges. At the same time, a large number of people in low-income communities are excluded from opportunities to access the formal economy of affordable goods and services, and therefore struggle to make a living and to access lucrative and growing markets. Moreover, poor people as consumers find many essential goods and services too expensive or unavailable. SNV is working with IB in over 200 cases globally to create shared value for business, low-income markets and the environment.


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Inclusive Business

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Inclusive Business

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