This component will support small scale farmers in selected regions to increase their production and meet market demands; smallholder initiatives will focus on increasing farmers’ productivity, resource efficiency, diversity and profitability through targeted actions for capacity development (Good Agricultural Practices in nutrition-sensitive and Climate-Smart Agriculture, green technologies), market linkages, and farmers’ aggregation. This will be implemented by action grants projects resulting from a call for proposals organised into lots per commodity. CSOs and LAs will be eligible as main applicants.