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Updates from SIMLESA

-The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa(www.simlesa.cimmyt.org)
ABOUT SIMLESA:

  • SIMLESA has been running for 9 years.
  •  It is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Implemented in seven countries in Eastern and southern Africa under the coordination of CIMMYT together with more than 10 national and international institutions.
  • SIMLESA brings together farmers, scientists, government officials, extension experts and agribusinesses in an international Africa-Australia collaboration to promote sustainable intensification based on conservation agriculture.

Did you know?


The SIMLESA 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.


  •  Read from this vast library of policy briefs touching on different topics including adaptive agronomy, socio-economic, gender studies, among others
  •  Read this article on a policy forum in Mozambique, recommending the scaling out of sustainable agricultural practices.
  •  Read this article on a policy forum where farmers, researchers and policy makers call for stronger incentives and institutional innovations to scale up climate smart agriculture in Malawi .
  • Watch this video of Radio Moçambique’s report on the SIMLESA’s policy forum; involving interviews with farmers and researchers.

In the Loop


Updates from SIMLESA

-The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa(www.simlesa.cimmyt.org)
ABOUT SIMLESA:

  • SIMLESA has been running for 9 years.
  •  It is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Implemented in seven countries in Eastern and southern Africa under the coordination of CIMMYT together with more than 10 national and international institutions.
  • SIMLESA brings together farmers, scientists, government officials, extension experts and agribusinesses in an international Africa-Australia collaboration to promote sustainable intensification based on conservation agriculture.

Did you know?


SIMLESA is bridging the gender gap by encouraging the inclusion of women and young people in the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies and intensification practices. The team understands that for increased food production in small hold farming, the decision making process must be inclusive of men, women and youth, leaving no one out.


  • Watch this video in which different women farmers talk about how they adopted SIMLESA’s agricultural technologies.
  •  Read this article to learn how SIMLESA’s work confirms the critical role of gender and social inclusion in agricultural development

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