This Strategy is build upon the foundations of the same four Programmes put forth in PSTA I, with the difference that the lines of action are more detailed and they take into account the developments of recent years. Accordingly, this Strategy develops agendas for action under the aegis of the following four interrelated Programmes:
Programme 1 is aimed at releasing the physical constraints to the sector’s development, in the areas of erosion control, water capture and management structures, input use and food security.
It also incorporates the training activities that need to accompany the provision of physical infrastructure and inputs.
Programme 2 is aimed directly at making the sector more knowledge-intensive through professionalization and capacity building for producer organisations and through improvements in the systems for technology generation and dissemination.
Programme 3 is designed to enhance producer knowledge in areas of quality control, postharvest management and marketing, and to provide the associated technical expertise and infrastructure, including in agro-processing. It also aims to promote agribusiness development.
Programme 4 is directed at strengthening the public sector’s capacity to support the sector’s development and at improving the policies that guide actions by producers and entrepreneurs.