Training in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Community farmer training offered to extension subject matter specialists (SMSs), Community based extension officers (CBEOs), community-based facilitators (CBFs), smallholder farmers and other stakeholders, such as input dealers and seed producers. For farmers, Community based extension officers and community-based facilitators, training is provided at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the cropping season. Training is also provided to members of farmers’ groups (led by Theme 3, but with Theme 1 involvement). Sessions revolve around farming as a commercial enterprise and include planning and priority setting, the selection of technologies, budgeting, and cost/benefit comparisons.