Push–pull is a platform technology developed over the past 20 years by ICIPE in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom, and partners in eastern Africa. This simple cropping strategy simultaneously addresses the five key constraints of cereal–livestock mixed production systems in Africa – insect pests (stemborers), the parasitic weed Striga (and other weeds), poor soil fertility, soil moisture management, while also fulfilling the need for high quality animal feed.
This document was produced by ICIPE Kenya (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) as part of their Climate Smart Comics series. The publication depicts the interaction between an Agricultural Extension Officer and smallholder farmers. Information is shared about the challenges faced and the improvements noted as a result of using push–pull technology.
Date published: 2016
Published by: ICIPE
Type of resource: How-to guide
Resource topic: Drought-tolerant crops
Project/Programme: Not specific
Pest/Disease: various weeds and insects
File type: External link (1.97 MB)