Under this sector, Sun Mountain designs programs that improve agricultural production, organizational strength, infraestructure and technologies. SMTN also designs commercialization/value chain programs for small scale producers. In addition, SMTN supports and implements environmental impact assessments of agricultural development programs to ensure their social, economic and environmental sustainability. SMTN provides training and technical assistance in the following categories: agricultural producction; food/livelihood security program design; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation systems. Also under this area, SMTN uses an analitycal framework to evaluate service delivery, natural resource management, and policy planning and implementation in order to promote sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction.