The Extension and Advisory Services (EAS) component is the lynchpin of the programme. The LFSP aims to ensure that at least 250,000 farmers are capacitated to produce adequate nutritious food and raise enough income to cater for household livelihoods requirements. The EAS component specifically seeks to:
- Enhance productivity enhancing knowledge, practices and skills of smallholder farmers.
- Support community based management of transboundary pests and diseases including Fall Army Worm, Avian Influenza, Theileriosis, and Foot and Mouth Disease.
- Promote and enhance uptake of technologies that ensure increased agricultural productivity whilst addressing challenges posed by climate change