The "Green Innovation Centre for the Agricultural and Food Sector" (GIC) program is implemented by GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This program has a central focus on rural development and the modernization of agriculture whereby professionalization in the sector should be enhanced, local input provision and processing strengthened, and an improved food industry developed. To this effect, the GIC program aims to improve the revenues of smallholder farmers, employment opportunities in the sector and regional food security through promoting innovations in agriculture and agribusinesses.