Agriculture has become an increasingly important issue on the international agenda as donors attempt to find ways to contribute to poverty eradication and to promote economic growth of developing countries. Therefore, sustainable agricultural development is a strong factor in stimulating growth, reducing poverty, and enhancing food security. Enhancing agricultural productivity is also vital for spurring growth in other parts of the economy.
GSI experts implement national poverty reduction and food security strategies at the local level.
GSI Experts foster participatory planning, community development, administrative decentralization and democratic institution building. GSI also also promote producer groups, associations and cooperatives by facilitating production clusters and local value chains and connecting these to international supply links. Similarly, GSI experts assist public and private service providers and small enterprises in rural areas by facilitating small-scale credit programs or linking farmers to microfinance institutions. GSI provides consulting services in the field of Agricultural policy; Agribusiness development and food marketing; Agricultural production and marketing; Extension services; Community development; rural small and micro business development and Food security.