Household food and nutrition security remains a significant challenge for millions of people. Vulnerabilities and inadequacies in food production and market systems perpetuate a cycle of poverty and income disparity, exposing low income groups to food and nutrition insecurity.

SNV’s innovative solutions Susainable Value Chains and Sustainable Nutrition 4 All tackle these systemic challenges. By drawing on experience and best practice these solutions address multiple dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity including; sustainable and resilient production, dietary diversity, governance and gender equality. These scalable approaches are adaptable, to address the diverse and context specific needs of food insecure groups.

We are engaged in programmes in Latin America, Africa and Asia with a range of international donors including USAID, SDC, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deirdre McMahon

Global Sector Coordinator - Food and Nutrition Security

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Sustainable Value Chains (SVC)

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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Sustainable Value Chains (SVC)

Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A)

SNV's Sustainable Nutrition 4 All (SN4A) is an innovative solution addressing under-nutrition by improving production of and access to nutritous food, and by stimulating household behaviour change to ensure everyone eats healthily.

In various countries worldwide, SNV builds farmers' capacity for climate smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture to ensure a local supply of diverse affordable foods, and through behaviour change campaigns addresses the sociocultural norms and practices that circumscribe healthy eating within the household.

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Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A)


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