Sustainable Integrated Land Management Solutions (SILMS)


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The SILMS project uses a market-based approach to increase smallholder farmers' incomes through the adoption of sustainable land management practices of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), agro-forestry and deforestation-free supply chains.

Our approach combines climate change mitigation with agricultural adaption strategies and is based on an in-depth understanding of the dynamics that have prevented a wider uptake of sustainable land management practices in spite of dwindling productivity and widespread demonstration of techniques such as conservation farming. Project objectives include:

  • Incentivise and enable smallholder farmers to improve productivity using ISFM and agro-forestry practices through increased access to affordable inputs and extension services.
  • Increase access to markets and finance for smallholders to support and sustain their adoption of ISFM and agro-forestry practices.
  • Mitigate further deforestation and damage to land from uncontrolled agricultural expansion in the Eastern province.
  • Support the development of nation-wide frameworks of practice that will enable widespread adoption of ISFM and agro-forestry practices as well as the replication of the deforestation-free supply chain model to other commodities.

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Objectives

1

15,000 smallholder farmers will have improved their productivity using ISFM and agro-forestry practices.

2

20,000 smallholder farmers will have increased access to markets and finance.

3

Deforestation and land damage from uncontrolled agricultural expansion in the Eastern province will be reduced by 15%.

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