FGI is based on 4 pillars of activities, viz. strengthening networks, knowledge management, case studies and upscaling, of which case studies is the most prominent activity. Case studies are presently performed in Uganda, Burundi and Ethiopia and are used to validate, evaluate and modify (lessons learned) the approach. In each country local taskforces identify and select the case studies. As a general model for the case studies FGI collaborates with existing projects so as to increase efficiencies and to involve more stakeholders.
The project is managed by Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands and is financed by the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs. Co-financing is obtained from collaborating projects.