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Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for the Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA). Implementing Partners: CIMMYT/IITA (lead institutions) ZARI, TLC, UNZA, MAL Key Stakeholders: DAOs, IP-members (governmental, private sector, research, NGOs) Coverage: Eastern Province

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Implementing Partners:

  • CIMMYT/IITA (lead institutions)
  • ZARI, TLC, UNZA, MAL
  • Key Stakeholders: DAOs, IP-members (governmental, private sector, research, NGOs)
  • Coverage: Eastern Province
  • Start date: September, 2011
  • Completion date: September 30, 2015
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Purpose / Goals

  • Productivity focus: Maize-legume systems agronomy and seed systems
  • Nutrition focus: Soya processing and utilization
  • Capacity building: NARS, NGOs seed companies and farmers
simleza objectives
SIMLEZA Objectives
  • To enhance technology targeting and delivery of input and output markets through value chains.
  • To facilitate adoption and adaptation of productive, resilient and sustainable agronomic practices for maize- legume cropping systems.
  • To improve diet diversification through soybean use at the household
  • To increase the number of maize and legume varieties adapted to small scale farm conditions
  • To enhance the capacity of national partners.
simleza project sites

On-farm activities

  • Chipata District: Chanje, Kapara and Mtaya camps
  • Katete District: Kafumbwe and Kawalala camps
  • Lundazi District: Hoya and Vuu camps
  • On-station activities
  • Msekera, GART, Kabwe, Misamfu
  • Harare
  • Expansion
  • Scale up to additional camps
SIMLEZA Project Sites
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Summary of activities
  • Baseline survey report finalized & results shared with other objectives and partners.
  • Identification and mapping of seed, fertilizer and output value chain actors for legumes and maize (draft report completed).
  • Survey instrument for the monitoring adoption of new technologies developed.
  • Performance monitoring plan indicators identified
  • Economic analysis of on-farm trials training of partners
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Key achievements

Characterization of the farming system based on major biophysical factors

Opportunities and constraints to maize –legume intensification in Eastern Province identified (Baseline & Value chain report)

A comprehensive adoption monitoring survey instrument developed

21 partners (19 men & 2 women) trained on basic economic principal for analyzing on-farm trials

agronomy and innovation platforms
Agronomy and Innovation Platforms
  • Summary of activities
  • Implementation of CA trials in seven target communities
  • Implementation of on-station CA trials at Msekera Research Station
  • Facilitate the formation of Innovation Platforms (IP’s) in each project district

Key achievements to date

  • 56 CA validation trials planted and evaluated
  • One long term CA-trial, 1 weed management and 1 residue level trials established at Msekera
  • IP workshops conducted with stakeholders
manual ca validation trials
Manual CA validation trials

Hand hoe planter

(to be introduced in 2013/14)

Dibble stick

manual ca validation trials1
Manual CA validation trials

Maize crop in Dibble stick CA trials

(Mtaya camp, 2011/12 season)

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Animal traction CA trials

Animal drawn direct seeding

Animal drawn ripping

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Animal traction CA trials

Maize and soyabean crops in ripped CA trials

(Kawalala camp, 2012/13 season)

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On-station CA validation trials

(Msekera Research Station)

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Long Term CA Trial

Crops

Treatments

  • Maize, cowpea & soyabeans
  • Ridge & furrow
  • Mouldbordploughing
  • Planting basins
  • Dibblestick
  • Direct seeding
  • Crop rotation & intercropping

Measurements

  • Soil quality
  • Soil water dynamics
  • Crop yields
  • Weed dynamics
  • Pests & diseases
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Weed management Trial

Crop & Tillage system

Treatments

  • Maize
  • Ripper
  • Manual weeding
  • Glyphosate + manual weeding
  • Glyphosate (seeding) +
  • Glyphosate (post-e) + manual
  • Glyphosate + Atrazine
  • Atrazine + manual
  • Dual + Atrazine + manual
  • Dual + manual
  • Glyphosate + Atrazine + Dual

Measurements

  • Weed dynamics
  • Crop yields
  • Pests & diseases
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Crop Residue Level Trial

Crop & Tillage system:

Treatments:

  • Maize
  • Ripper
  • Conventional tillage
  • No-tillage, 0 t/ha residues
  • No-tillage, 2 t/ha residues
  • No-tillage, 4 t/ha residues
  • No-tillage, 6 t/ha residues
  • No-tillage, 8 t/ha residues

Measurements:

  • Weed dynamics
  • Crop yields
  • Pests & diseases
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Objective 4: To increase the number of maize and legume varieties adapted to small scale farm conditions

summary of activities
Summary of activities
  • On-farm PVS to identify farmer-preferred maize, soybean and cowpea varieties
  • On-station maize, soybean and cowpea variety trials
  • On-station and on-farm multiplication of legume and maize seeds
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Key achievements to date

  • In six communities 11 soybean and 8 cowpea variety trials established and evaluated by farmers
  • Nine on-farm trials and four on-station maize trials established
  • Two legume and six maize varieties submitted for release
  • Seed increase of promising maize and legume varieties
  • Soybean and cowpea variety trials conducted at three stations
  • Community-based seed production established
enhancing capacity building
Enhancing Capacity Building

Training activities

capacity building out scaling
Capacity building & Out-scaling
  • Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits
  • Field tours
  • Field days
  • Radio & Television programmes
  • Newspaper publications
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Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits

SIMLEZA farmers visiting Kayowozi camp, Chipata district

(February 2013)

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Mobilization of other farmers

Radio & TV

programs

Field tours

planning and evaluation meeting october 2012
Planning and Evaluation meeting (October 2012)

Results shared with stakeholders

Work-plans for 2012/13 season

developed

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