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-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.

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SIMLESA has maintained its focus on generating scientific impacts. Through partnering with agricultural institutes in its target countries, the program has been able to share research methods, tools and their applications.

  • Watch this video in which agricultural experts met to discuss conservation agriculture technologies as the sustainable basis for regional food security.
  • In this video SIMLESA’s scientists and partner-researchers give insight into the roles of the multiple partners involved and how they each contribute in the research work.
  • In this article learn how a SIMLESA farmer in Kenya puts the Conservation Agriculture-based technologies such as zero tillage and crop residue retention into action.

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