Manual for the on-station trials conducted to demonstate maize-soybean rotation under Conservation Agriculture .
This is a series of 10 manuals in Amharic language. Topics covered include crop rotation and inter-cropping among other conservation agriculture practices.
A study assessing the role of crop diversification in minimizing the downside risks associated with the use of improved seed and chemical fertilizer in maize production.
This study of the AIPs showed that both women and men experienced an increase in the yields as a result of better agricultural training.
A working paper on the importance of youth and women participation for the enhancement of resilient and sustainable farming.
This paper attempted to show some of the power relations between husbands and wives in the communities under study in Mozambique.
An analysis of socio-economic characteristics of households that affect husbands’ and wives’ decision-making intensity on the use of income derived from crop and livestock sale.
This article examines the participation and involvement of men, women and children, from the production to the selling and processing of maize.
A study on how the practice of CA under SIMLESA promotes aggregation of soil particles which improves overall soil structure.
ACIAR report on achievements of SIMLESA’s program activities, its outputs and milestones.
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.