Lessons from policy simulation about adoption of mulching and minimum tillage.
In a series of 8 briefs you will find information on policy action points to support sustainable intensification in eastern and southern Africa.
Topics covered include soil health recapitalization, smallholder mechanization, fostering collective action for strengthening agricultural value chains, among other topics.
In this series of 8 briefs , find information on policy action points to support sustainable intensification in eastern and southern Africa. Topics covered include scaling conservation agriculture practices, Tracing the process from research phase to the farm and actions for strengthening seed value chains, among other topic…
In-depth case research among 5 successful AIPs illustrate how research and development continuum can be achieved seamlessly.
Research done under SIMLESA in dryland agricultural systems in high- and low-income countries has had great benefits for Australian farmers.
ACIAR recommends that synergisms between public and private efforts are required for household mechanization.
This ACIAR brief highlights the need to support integrated approaches to technology development, extension and adoption.
SIMLESA case research illustrate AIPs are an effective mechanism for gender mainstreaming and addressing strategic interests.
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.