Technical assistance for TUSIP will be provided by CATIEa Costa Rica-based Higher Education and Research Institution that has worked with the World Bank over the years to design and implement projects for ecological intensification of livestock production in Latin America. Such projects seek to promote sustainable management of cattle production systems and payment for environmental services as incentives for adoption of ecologically sensitive technologies. Ultimately, the expected overall effect of the name is to improve the productivity of livestock production systems, achieve increased carbon sequestration and biodiversity and reduce land degradation.

CATIE will work in partnership with Akwi Memorial Foundation (AMF), a local Non-Governmental Organization based in Bamenda, North-West Region of Cameroon. The principal mission of AMF is to promote the development of Gutah Area in furtherance of the overall development policy of the Government of Cameroonin agriculture and rural development sector.

AMF will provide local technical assistance to complement the international technical assistancereceived from CATIE as well as manage the name. Professor Ajaga Nji, President of AMF, is the chairperson of the Project Management Committee.