SIMLESA Program Annual Report January 2010–June 2010: First

Update and highlights: January-June 2010

Partnership and Linkages

  • Excellent progress has been made notably in terms of workplans and agreements signed with all partners except ASARECA and ARC/South Africa (for whom it is agreed that activities would commence in year 2) and the start up of field activities in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Queensland
  • CIMMYT, as Commissioned Organization executes the program with the NARS of the five principal countries in collaboration with its regional and international partners namely; the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA), the International center for Research for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa. Collaboration with the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Queensland and Murdoch.
  • SIMLESA has established linkages with Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (CIMMYT managed, BMGF funded) and with Tropical Legumes 2 (ICRISAT managed, BMGF funded) for the provision of advanced drought tolerant maize legume lines, respectively. Cooperation on national research teams and exchange of results with another project -N2Africa (Wageningen University, BMGF funded) have been discussed.

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Funded by

ACIAR
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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