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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Media Report

-CIMMYT.ORG SIMLESA has undertaken a multidisciplinary research approach bringing together sociologists, economists, agronomists and breeders to study how maize-legume conservation agriculture-based farming can best benefit farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa with promising results. Read more of this report here.


A presentation on SIMLESA’s approaches to supporting adoption.

Journal Article

Field Crops Research Volume 124, Issue 2, 1 Pages 137-141 
Authors: D. Rodriguez, V.O. Sadras

Farmer and extension manual

This is a step-by-step guide to conservation farming by use of rip-lines.


This video on SIMLESA project highlights the importance of gender equity and social inclusion to achieving project impacts and outcomes, helping to drive transformative change towards securing a food secure future for Africa. Case studies and interviews with women and men farmers – including young people – detail how SIMLESA’s approach has re-shaped their maize-based farming lives.

Farmer and extension manual

Manual guide into the inter-cropping of cereals and legumes in north western Ethiopia.

Working paper

Mechanisation in maiz farming systems in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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