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)
- 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