Climate changePest/disease control

Ili kuboresha ustahimilivu wa teknolojia ya climate-smart push-pull (CSPPT) dhidi ya mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa, majaribio yalihusisha mimea yaliochukuliwa kwa uwezo na faida zao; Brachiaria cv. Xaraes na Desmodium uncinatum zilifaa katika kudhibiti wadudu waharibifu wa mahindi na pia magugu ya striga, katika utafiti wa kulinganisha wa maeneo mengi magharibi mwa Kenya.

Climate changePest/disease control

To improve the resilience of the climate-smart push-pull technology (CSPPT) against climate change, we tested more adapted companion plants; Brachiaria cv. Xaraes and Desmodium uncinatum for their suitability in controlling maize pests and striga weed in a multisite comparison study in western Kenya.

Agricultural production systemSoil management

Soil degradation is a major underlying cause of poverty and malnutrition in smallholder agrarian communities across the globe. Legume diversification, through polyculture or intercropping, is a strategy that increases yields and income while improving family nutrition.

Pest/disease control

Our study evaluates field performance and farmer opinions of this new version in comparison with the earlier version, climatesmart PPT, and farmers’ own practices of growing maize in controlling stemborers, FAW, and striga weeds.

Farming practice

As part of the effort to bring push-pull beyond its limitations to the next level, UPSCALE partner, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), conducted a needs assessment involving farmers and key informants involved in agriculture in Kisumu, Siaya... Continue Reading…

Farming practicePush-Pull in practice

UPSCALE partners regularly organize training and demonstration days – Roadshow events – with the aim to train the farmers and provide more information on the benefits and implementation of the Push-Pull technology. These take place on already established climate-smart push-pull... Continue Reading…

Farming practice

Climate-Smart Push-Pull Technology (PPT) is relatively knowledge-intensive and therefore needs to be promoted in order to control Striga weeds, stemborers, and to improve soil fertility in cereal fields for increased production. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) have... Continue Reading…