Imagine yourself, watching your best English Soccer teams on DSTV, deep in the rural areas. Meanwhile, you are busy on WhatsApp chatting with your friends on a fully charged cell phone. At night your daughter can do her school homework essays because of solar lighting. You are invited to attend Solar Fairs being organised by SNV nationwide. Find out more from Honour Mutambara on +263772124122
Including smallholder farmers in plantation crop farming
SNV Zimbabwe’s overall goal in Renewable Energy is to realise access to sustainable, clean and reliable energy sources for domestic households and small and medium enterprises, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Once farmers buy and apply the right inputs, productivity has been proven to improve. The next challenge is to find markets for their surplus produce. SNV has been linking farmers to contracting companies, the agro-dealer network and commodity brokers who can absorb the surplus produce.
SNV has been in Zimbabwe since 1983. Since then we have been very much a part of the post-independence development efforts of the country through our work with communities, organisations and institutions that are working towards poverty reduction. We currently have offices in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare. From our offices in Harare and Mutare we extend services to the Mashonaland (East, West, and Central), Manicaland and Masvingo Provinces, while from Bulawayo we cover the Matabeleland (North, South) and Midland Provinces.
We work in three sectors Agriculture, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene and Renewable Energy. In addition to these we play a key role in the education sector of the country, where our interventions with the support of the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture and UNICEF have contributed to improvements in school governance.