This is a manual guide for soil testing in remote areas, with specific tailoring to the Eastern and Southern Africa.
This is a demonstration guide to help extension workers in the use of applicable combinations of
methods and tools .
See the profiles of two champion farmers, Peter Joctor and Dailess Kasawala, who through SIMLESA have adopted CASI technologies and the impact of the adoption in their lives…
This poster written in both English and Chewa, shows how crop residue can be used in improving yields…
This poster (written in both English and Chewa) highlights the importance of mulching in improving soil yield.
This study evaluates soil moisture and maize productivity under the tested cropping systems in Mozambique…
This is a step-by-step guide to conservation farming using permanent Planting Basins.
This is a series of 8 farmer and extensions manuals for conservation agriculture written in Portuguese…
This is a manual for policy makers to guide in the scaling out of CASI technologies in Mozambique.
This manual in Swahili contains instructions for farmers to implement conservation agriculture in Tanzania.
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.