GAFSP funding supports increased small infrastructure support, access to locally appropriate technologies, and control of diseases and pests. It also supports government efforts to identify new and improved technologies – crop varieties, livestock breeds, seeds/saplings, and management practices.
By increasing productivity, GAFSP funding contributes to increasing food availability and household incomes. Additionally, the program focuses on changing the behaviors that drain family finances and place households on a reduced income trajectory, such as consumption of seed stock and sale of productive assets.
Awareness about health and nutrition:
GAFSP funding supports sub-projects designed to provide dietary support, increase supply of nutritious foods, and promote appropriate nutrition, health, and hygiene behaviors through community based programs. These programs targets pregnant and breast feeding women, children under two years old, and adolescent girls. Educational activities cover the source and value of nutritious food, proper utilization of available foods, the importance of sanitation, and the value of appropriate feeding practices for young children, including breast feeding infants.