Learn about the role of research and knowledge management systems in promoting sustainable agricultural intensification.
Learn about the role and gaps of scaling approaches in mainstreaming sustainable intensification innovations?
Rwanda’s Crop Intensification Program (CIP) recommends the integration of CA-based technologies and agroforestry in efforts to enhance crop productivity in the country.
A collection of AIPs have led to complementary roles in the development, adaptation, dissemination and adoption of knowledge for biophysical and socioeconomic benefits.
Learn how CA-based Sustainable Intensification practices have improved maize yields and reduced farmer drudgery in Kenya.
Learn about Bracharia grass, a promising livestock feed source and improvement for soil health.
A collection of Agricultural Innovation Platforms(AIPs) have helped in connecting farmers to value chains hence improving productivity.
Learn about the economic returns achieved by farmers who moved away from traditional farming systems to CA-based farming.
Learn of the effects of Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification systems on soil quality from this case study in Malawi.
Conservation farming practices have built climate-resilient and productive farming systems in Malawi.
SIMLESA, in collaboration with other programs, facilitated the release of 40 new maize varieties. ... Many of which were specifically selected for their drought tolerance and some of which were selected for their phenotypic characteristics suitable for maize-legume intercropping in conservation agriculture systems.
Considering the importance of legume in food security and plant based protein nutrition of many families,... SIMLESA co-sponsored participatory varietal selections (PVSs) sessions involving 378 legume varieties. A total of 64 varieties across the five program countries positively met PVS team’s criteria and therefore were acceptable for official release.
Toward the end of 2016, the program managed to competitively select 19 partners ...to drive the scaling out initiatives under the Competitive Grants Scheme (CGS).
A total of 58 Innovation Platforms were established to assist in scaling out ...of Sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) technologies and viable marketing of agricultural produce for maximum benefits.
A regional policy summit was held in October 2015 which resulted in the signing of a Ministerial Cummunique by five countries... (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda) committing to the mainstreaming of SIMLESA resultsin their countries' agricultural policies.
The project has been determined to reach out to the policy community with the publication and dissemination of more than 57 policy briefs....These have been variously disseminated at project annual meetings, other gatherings and also be found on this page.