What we do

SIMLESA works with, and trains researchers on national programs. These hands on training and technical assistance packages play a critical role in meeting their countries’ national food security and resource conservation goals.

By creating quality communities of agricultural knowledge – in critical areas – SIMLESA empowers researchers to help these farmers and, in so doing, to help their countries toward a more food-secure, sustainable future. In contrast to formal academic training in plant breeding and agronomy, which is normally broad and theoretical, SIMLESA training activities are hands-on and highly specialized.

Funded by

Ethiopia Kenya Malawi Mozambique Tanzania
© Copyright. CIMMYT is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
P.O. Box MP 163,
Mount Pleasant Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone numbers in Zimbabwe:
+263 (772) 465 211/212
Fax: +263 (4) 301 327