Agricultural production must increase to help meet the challenge of food security for a growing population – but in ways which ensure environmental sustainability and social equity. SAIRLA is facilitating research and social learning to generate new evidence and decision-making tools to support policymakers and investors create an enabling environment for women, youth and poorer smallholder producers to engage in and benefit from SAI. SAIRLA works in six countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. The cross-cutting nature of the research and social learning allows SAIRLA to compare and contrast the evidence, highlight potential synergies and identify SAI design tools that can be adapted from country to country.