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Stichting SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (a foundation established under Dutch law), registered at Parkstraat 83, 2514 JG The Hague, The Netherlands, [represented by SNV in Uganda] hereinafter referred to as “SNV” is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management. For more information on our operations in Uganda and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org.

Background to the Project

Climate change projections for East Africa show an increase in temperatures and a higher occurrence of climatic shocks (droughts and floods). This coupled with the expected exponential increase in human population currently averaging 3% in Tanzania and Uganda, and 2.5% in Kenya, poses a serious threat to the future development of the three East African economies.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is the lead implementing party for the Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT) Project in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This five-year project, with funding from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is implemented in partnership with Wageningen University and Environmental Research, CGIAR’s Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra, and Rabo Partnerships. The consortium offers a strong platform to not only manage and coordinate a robust climate smart agriculture project, but also provide targeted technical assistance, business facilitation, as well as research and knowledge management support.

The project uses an Inclusive Business development approach to support the international and Dutch efforts on climate change and sustainable production in arable farming. The project, through its Climate Innovation and Investment Facility, will leverage €10 million in private sector investments, and will work with and through the private sector and support public sector partners in creating an institutional environment for wide-scale adoption of climate smart agricultural practices and technologies.

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