Multinational - Systemwide Initiative on Malaria and Agriculture

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 May 2002
Signature Date 25 Sep 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2003
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 343,832.44
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Systemwide Initiative on Malaria and Agriculture (SIMA) is an initiative of international agricultural research centers to promote research and capacity building on the links between malaria and agriculture and to validate innovative interventions that would strengthen and complement existing malaria-control strategies in clearly defined settings. Knowledge regarding the nature and dynamics of agroecosystems is particularly needed for the purpose of developing appropriate farmer-managed preventive measures against malaria. SIMA research aims to make use of new and existing information on biomedical and socioeconomic determinants of malaria risks in formulating and evaluating the feasibility of integrated strategies. The initiative is especially interested and proactive in promoting and facilitating transdisciplinary and participatory research in relation to malaria. The convening institute for SIMA is the International Water Management Institute at its Africa Regional Office in Pretoria, South Africa. This article outlines SIMAs objectives and scope of activities and also highlights achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future collaboration.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AA0-063
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-25.74486 28.18783 Pretoria
7.1881 21.09375 Africa