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

This 15-minute video provides insights into the SIMLESA multi-partner initiative being implemented in five African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. SIMLESA most notable activity is the breeding of improved maize varieties that meet the specific agro-ecologogical needs of targeted farming systems within the five countries. SIMLESA’s integrated approach is also leading to viable solutions that address key constraints to adoption within maize-legume systems. The initiative is expected to have significant impact over a 10-year timeframe – increasing yields while conserving natural resources and the environment. SIMLESA is supported by CIMMYT, ICRISAT, ASARECA, QAAFI-UQ, Murdoch University, ARC and the Australian Government via ACIAR.

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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