Supports linkages between smallholder farmers and commodity actors for productivity enhancement and commercialization;provide matching grants through the Agricultural Commercialization and Innovation Fund (ACIF) to attract innovative private sector investments in 4Ps and similar arrangements; develop capacity of FBOs to actively engage inagricultural commercialization and enhance their eligibility for ACIF matchinggrantsand to developsmallholders skills to run farming as business through state and on-state service providers.
Enabling environment for smallholder commercialization and component.
Supports investment in the enabling environment, including support to commodity platforms to improve their skills in negotiation, policy lobbying and advocacy; legal and regulatory support to strengthen commercial partnerships between smallholders and private sector, Promote access to market information and enhancing market intelligence; and construction and rehabilitation of basic, need-based public infrastructure essential for promotion of commercial agriculture for the TRADE supported commodities.
Institutional Support and Programme Management.
Strengthen institutional development to enhance knowledge management; capacity building of local government authorities and programme management.