GAFSP funding generates and releases to farmers new varieties that give higher yields and/or provide technological solutions to production problems under specific agro-ecological conditions. Expected outputs within the lifetime of the project are the release of at least 10 new crop varieties and 5 location- and/or problem-specific packages and the genetic improvement of the three main pond fish breeds of the country.
Adoption of higher yielding technologies
GAFSP funding supports production and supply of quality seed, breeding material, farm-level productivity enhancement through extension and advisory services, and supportive productive infrastructure.
GAFSP funding promotes economic use of surface water in rain-fed agriculture in order to increase average yield as well as reduce variability. The funding supports conservation and utilization of surface water, including rain-fed harvesting, and promotion of water efficient agriculture through improved water distribution systems and practices to enhance water efficiency.