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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Working paper

A paper on capitalizing on the role of livestock for a sustainable intensification of the mixed crop-livestock in the SIMLESA sites.


Learn about the significance of Science-led scaling strategy from SIMLESA’s integration approaches.

Working paper

Prepared by Frédéric Baudron & Rahel Assefa, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)
co-authors/contributors/ collaborators
Bisrat Getnet, Raymond Nazare, Ephrem Tadesse, Dorcas Matangi, Michael Misiko, Rabé Yahaya

Journal Article

Journal of Agricultural Economics 
Authors: Menale Kassie, Paswel Marenya, Yohannis Tessema, Moti Jaleta, Di Zeng, Olaf Erenstein, Dil Rahut


This four-minute overview video describes in brief, the activities of the SIMLESA project. Its approach to smallholder farming is transforming maize-legume crop production in Eastern and Southern Africa. The project is helping smallholder, maize-based farmers double or quadruple their yields and income through good agricultural practices.

Policy brief

Mulch is important in controlling soil erosion as demonstrated in this case study from Ethiopia.

Policy brief

The results presented in this brief, demonstrates the efficacy of the demonstration approach to agriculture extension.

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