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The section below contains links to 12 different categories of resources from SIMLESA including publications, multi-media, datasheets, media reports and factsheets among others…

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Journal Article

Journal of Agricultural Economics. 
Authors: Menale Kassie, Hailemariam Teklewold Paswel Marenya Moti Jaleta Olaf Erenstein

Journal Article

Technological Forecasting and Social Change Volume 80, Issue 3, Pages 525-540 
Authors: Menale Kassie, Moti Jaleta, Bekele Shiferaw, Frank Mmbando, Mulugetta Mekuria


Researchers from CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification of Maize and Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) meet recently at the Second African Congress on Conservation Agriculture in Johannesburg to discuss conservation agriculture systems as the sustainable basis for regional food security. This video provides background on the project which is now in its ninth year.

Journal Article

SBS Scholarly Articles [52]
Authors: Ndiritu, Simon W; Kassie, Menale; Shiferaw, Bekele

Farmer and extension manual

A guide highlighting Dengo Comercial Lda, which is an agricultural input supply company in Mozambique.

Working paper

A study on how the practice of CA under SIMLESA promotes aggregation of soil particles which improves overall soil structure.

Farmer and extension manual

This manual in Swahili contains instructions for farmers to implement conservation agriculture in Tanzania.


Presentation on the recommendations offered for the completion of SIMLESA phase II.

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