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Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern Africa – Mozambique 2010

A combination of purposive and stratified sampling methods were used to include a total of four districts (Sussundenga, Manica, Gorongosa, and Angonia) in the survey. Two of the districts, Sussundenga and Manica are situated in the province of Manica while Gorongosa and Angonia are found in the provinces of Sofola and Tete, respectively. A multi-stage random sampling procedure was used where a total of 41 administrative Locations and 109 villages were randomly picked from the list prepared from each district. Based on the selected villages, probability proportional to size sampling was used to identify the households that were interviewed. A total of 510 household were targeted for the survey. Please refer to baseline reports include with the data.

SIMLESA Program Annual Report January 2010–June 2010: First

Update and highlights: January-June 2010

Partnership and Linkages

  • Excellent progress has been made notably in terms of workplans and agreements signed with all partners except ASARECA and ARC/South Africa (for whom it is agreed that activities would commence in year 2) and the start up of field activities in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Queensland
  • CIMMYT, as Commissioned Organization executes the program with the NARS of the five principal countries in collaboration with its regional and international partners namely; the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA), the International center for Research for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa. Collaboration with the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Queensland and Murdoch.
  • SIMLESA has established linkages with Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (CIMMYT managed, BMGF funded) and with Tropical Legumes 2 (ICRISAT managed, BMGF funded) for the provision of advanced drought tolerant maize legume lines, respectively. Cooperation on national research teams and exchange of results with another project -N2Africa (Wageningen University, BMGF funded) have been discussed.

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