Working Papers and Reports

In this section you will find a variety of working papers.


DISCLAIMER: These reports are presented without necessarily a thorough peer-review process. The main purpose is that of making data and information rapidly available to research teams and partners in the SIMLESA project and for use in advancing discussions on the relevant topic. For fully peer-reviewed publications, please refer to the journals page. Readers are invited to send comments directly to the corresponding author(s). The views expressed in these reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions of CIMMYT, ACIAR, national research institutions and other partners, or donors. Any errors or omissions (editorial, factual or otherwise) are the sole responsibility of the authors of each publication.

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A study assessing the role of crop diversification in minimizing the downside risks associated with the use of improved seed and chemical fertilizer in maize production.


This study of the AIPs showed that both women and men experienced an increase in the yields as a result of better agricultural training.


A working paper on the importance of youth and women participation for the enhancement of resilient and sustainable farming.


This paper attempted to show some of the power relations between husbands and wives in the communities under study in Mozambique.


An analysis of socio-economic characteristics of households that affect husbands’ and wives’ decision-making intensity on the use of income derived from crop and livestock sale.


This article examines the participation and involvement of men, women and children, from the production to the selling and processing of maize.


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


ACIAR report on achievements of SIMLESA’s program activities, its outputs and milestones.


A signed agreement by Ministers of Agriculture in Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda of the high level policy forum on SIMLESA.

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