Focus is on increasing and diversifying productive on-farm income-generating activities (cash crops and small animal husbandry), along with increasing access to credit and training of small farmers in marketing capacities and skills.
PROAGI will support the new extension service by providing technical and financial assistance in selected municipalities. One main objective is to increase availability of food and income for rural families through improved production and marketing.
The project will:
1. Promote improved farming techniques to increase traditional crop production and diversification,
2. Promote agroforestry practices, protect water sources and promote cash crop production and small animal husbandry activities.
3. Improve access to credit for farmers, create credit communities, implement 57 Village Banks serving 1950 families and facilitate access to existing credit programs.
4. Improve access to markets and commercial competitiveness, providing training in basic marketing skills for individual farmers with cash crops or animals and strengthening existing local producers associations.