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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: Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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


  • Purpose / Goals Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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 Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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 Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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 Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)1: Enhancing technology targeting and delivery for the poor


Summary of activities Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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


Key achievements Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

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- Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)Maize Production in Eastern province - 2009/10


Key achievements groundnuts production in eastern province 2009 10
Key achievements- Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)Groundnuts Production in Eastern province - 2009/10


Objective 2: Cropping Systems Agronomy Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)


Agronomy and innovation platforms
Agronomy and Innovation Platforms Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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 Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Hand hoe planter

(to be introduced in 2013/14)

Dibble stick


Manual ca validation trials1
Manual CA validation trials Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Maize crop in Dibble stick CA trials

(Mtaya camp, 2011/12 season)


Animal traction CA trials Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Animal drawn direct seeding

Animal drawn ripping


Animal traction CA trials Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Maize and soyabean crops in ripped CA trials

(Kawalala camp, 2012/13 season)


On-station CA validation trials Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

(Msekera Research Station)


Current ca research portfolio
Current CA research portfolio Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)


Long Term CA Trial Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

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


Weed management Trial Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

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


Crop Residue Level Trial Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

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


Objective 4: To Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)increase the number of maize and legume varieties adapted to small scale farm conditions


Summary of activities
Summary Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)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


Key achievements to date Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • 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 Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Training activities


Pre in season training of partners
Pre- & in-season training of partners Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)


Capacity building out scaling
Capacity building & Out-scaling Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

  • Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits

  • Field tours

  • Field days

  • Radio & Television programmes

  • Newspaper publications


Farmer-to-farmer exchange visits Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

SIMLEZA farmers visiting Kayowozi camp, Chipata district

(February 2013)


Mobilization of other farmers Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Radio & TV

programs

Field tours


Number of farmers who attended field days Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)


Planning and evaluation meeting october 2012
Planning and Evaluation meeting (October 2012) Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)

Results shared with stakeholders

Work-plans for 2012/13 season

developed


Thank you
Thank you Eastern Province of Zambia (SIMLEZA)


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