In the 1990’s, sustainable agriculture took centre stage with an emphasis on promotion of simplest forms of agriculture and livestock husbandry. This includes support to the marketing of agricultural produce, its post harvest management and development of supply chains. A marked shift was the transformation from a Technical Development Organization (TDO) to a Socio-Technical Development Organization (STDO). This transformation was backed by sensitization to social and gender issues. Technical specialists were trained in participatory processes of planning and implementing natural resource management programmes.