VFU staff require technical backup for 1 to 2 years to become established within their community. In the first year following graduation they receive medicines and vaccines as in-kind support. Each month, a DCA facilitator visits the VFU to provide guidance and coaching. This facilitator also gathers the monthly vaccination and medication data for the records, and visits the farmers the VFU serves. In addition, he discusses the need for refresher courses to extend the knowledge and skills of the VFU staff, and to expand the range of services if needed. DCA offers a diverse array of 1- to 2-week refreshers courses to VFU staff.