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Overview

Hunger and poverty, worsened by drought, are persistent challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa. But, improved maize-legume varieties will benefit farmers most if grown under the best agronomic practices. Using smallholder farmers’ limited resources more efficiently is a key to achieving their potential. Sustainable intensification is focused on increasing food production from existing farmland while minimizing pressure on the environment.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)’s Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) is an eight-year food security program supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Launched in 2010, the program is managed by CIMMYT and implemented by national agricultural research systems in five partner countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

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Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
P.O. Box MP 163,
Mount Pleasant Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone numbers in Zimbabwe:
+263 (772) 465 211/212
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