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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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Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for the Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)


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

  • Start date: September, 2011

  • Completion date: September 30, 2015


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

  • 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


Objective 1 enhancing technology targeting and delivery for the poor

Objective 1: Enhancing technology targeting and delivery for the poor


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Key achievements maize production in eastern province 2009 10

Key achievements- Maize Production in Eastern province - 2009/10


Key achievements groundnuts production in eastern province 2009 10

Key achievements- Groundnuts Production in Eastern province - 2009/10


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Objective 2: Cropping Systems Agronomy


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)


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Animal traction CA trials

Animal drawn direct seeding

Animal drawn ripping


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Animal traction CA trials

Maize and soyabean crops in ripped CA trials

(Kawalala camp, 2012/13 season)


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

On-station CA validation trials

(Msekera Research Station)


Current ca research portfolio

Current CA research portfolio


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

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


Pre in season training of partners

Pre- & in-season training of partners


Capacity building out scaling

Capacity building & Out-scaling

  • Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits

  • Field tours

  • Field days

  • Radio & Television programmes

  • Newspaper publications


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits

SIMLEZA farmers visiting Kayowozi camp, Chipata district

(February 2013)


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Mobilization of other farmers

Radio & TV

programs

Field tours


Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for the eastern province of zambia simleza

Number of farmers who attended field days


Planning and evaluation meeting october 2012

Planning and Evaluation meeting (October 2012)

Results shared with stakeholders

Work-plans for 2012/13 season

developed


Thank you

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