SNV in Nigeria office
Nigeria ranks 163 out of 191 on the Human Development Index. Since its recent establishment in Nigeria, SNV is helping farmers increase production and income through inclusive business partnerships.
Present since 2020
From our newly established office in Abuja, SNV works in partnership with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) to support smallholder farmers in increasing their production and income through agribusiness partnerships. In 2022, we improved the lives of 110,000 smallholders active in onion, palm oil, dairy, groundnut, maize, sorghum and cassava value chains.
As a start-up, our impact to date is limited, but we are committed to utilising our global expertise to support the Nigerian government in addressing the burgeoning needs in the energy, water and agri-food sectors.
According to the 2022 Energy Progress Report, Nigeria leads the countries with the largest energy access deficit. Out of a population of 213 million, 92 million have no access to energy. Despite government interventions, electrification efforts have failed to keep pace with population growth. SNV will support national efforts to bridge this gap by contributing its global expertise in off-grid electrification, focusing on biogas, clean cooking, productive use of energy, and carbon credit.
Further support is envisioned through targeting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the off-grid sector, enabling digitalisation and green growth, supporting pastoralist communities, and improving nutrition. Additionally, we strive to improve small-scale farmers’ access to mechanisation, with a special focus on machinery appropriate for women farmers, while also creating more enterprise opportunities for young people.