Learn how Agricultural Innovation Platforms can boost the adoption of climate-smart practices from this case study from Malawi.
Learn how CASI practices had good impacts on soil moisture, reduced erosion and increased yields in Ethiopian farms.
In this brief, multipronged approaches to scaling improve the reach of Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification.
Mulch is important in controlling soil erosion as demonstrated in this case study from Ethiopia.
SIMLESA is connecting agricultural stakeholders across the maize-legume value chain.
Learn how intercropping has improved productivity, food security and nutrition for farmers in Uganda.
Mechanization increases efficiency, resilience and productivity;case study from Uganda.
Learn about the importance of adaptive research on multifunctional mechanization and business development.
In this brief from Mozambique learn how, information sharing and partnerships are key to widespread adoption of productive innovations.
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.