One of the output areas of FSP is “effectiveness of the agricultural education, training and advisory system (extension system) is improved”. Among the various initiatives implemented under this output was strengthening of linkage of agricultural research and extension and advisory services. From 2018 a partnership with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), through the Kakamega Regional Centre, 15 Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) protocols were developed.
The crops include; maize and bean intercrop, cassava, potato, sweet potato, banana, mango, passion, cowpea, onion and tomato. Key practices covered are on; inputs, site selection, land preparation, water management, conservation agriculture, climate smart agriculture and sustainable agriculture, post harvesting and marketing.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for android phones is intended for growers/producers, producer organizations, agricultural experts and extension service providers both public and private, agricultural cooperatives, researchers, academia, universities.