Capacity building

There are several capacity building opportunities in SIMLESA II, such as:

  • Training professionals on CA-based sustainable intensification to build and enhance the capacity of national and regional programs,
  • Training professionals on gender mainstreaming,
  • Training 25 professionals on seed systems,
  • Training research managers,
  • Training extension and scaling out professionals,
  • Opportunities to access competitive Australian PhD scholarships and Agricultural Research Council (ARC ) supported MSc. and PhD scholarships.

SIMLESA II will also use lessons learned from SIMLESA I. These are the following:

  • Integrating value chains activities with technologies,
  • Capacity building and local policy analysis. Use of agricultural innovation platforms (AIP). In SIMLESA AIP refers to a network of actors along a value chain with aligned objectives and activities to sustainably generate and share information, and knowledge on agribusiness and other agricultural development work.
  • Consult women during project design and implementation, and understand the incentives of all chain members and value chain dynamics in agricultural trade and marketing.

Funded by

Ethiopia Kenya Malawi Mozambique Tanzania
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Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)

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