Sustainable Agriculture Markets


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

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 Resilient Value Chain products 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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Resilient Value Chains

More effective and efficient production, processing and distribution of food are necessary to meet an increasing demand due a population and economic growth, while arable land and water are scarce and farmers are facing a changing climate. 

The agricultural value chain systems that are the basis of food production are often stifled by inefficiencies and market gap. Smallholders do not have the knowledge to increase production while adapting to market shocks and climate change. SNV's Resilient Value Chain trains smallholders to establish climate resilient farming practices and increase harvests, we work with traders, processors, input suppliers and public actors to increase food safety, dietary diversity and income security and improve market systems that allow smallholder farmers to take part in profitable value chains.

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Resilient Value Chains

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Resilient Value Chains

Inclusive Business

Often businesses face several challenges when sourcing from small scale producers due problems with certification, supply, timeliness or quality of goods or services. At the same time, many people in low-income groups are not seen as a viable market opportunity.  Smallholders are left out of the market and low-income groups find many essential goods and services too expensive or just not available. 

SNV is one of the founders of the Inclusive Business concept. We have extensive experience in creating inclusive value chains, cooperating with large and medium sized companies. With our approach companies gain access to a wider pool of quality suppliers and resources, creating market based, profitable opportunities. Members of low-income communities become commercial producers, valued employees and influential customers of affordable goods and services. We continuously develop our  knowledge and approach to ensure it is up to date with the latest insights and relevant for the market.

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