-CIMMYT A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa
In this report, agriculture experts from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) call for intensively scaling up climate-resilient seeds and climate-smart innovations.
SIMLESA project leader, Paswel Marenya reflects on 8 years of project learning.
Report on the conclusions at the Uganda SIMLESA policy forum.
This report written in Swahili, explains the important of writing agricultural documents in local languages.
Read about the predicted impact of CASI technology in the Tanzania.
A report on discussion made during a policy forum held in Malawi ..
Learn how SIMLESA’s work is among this contributing to gender sensitive agricultural research for development.
A report detailing the recommendations made during a policy forum held in Mozambique.
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Learn how new CASI technology can help mitigate drought 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.