From Lab to Land brings together the voices of women scientists, agricultural extensionists and farmers from across eastern Africa. The stories they tell relate the birth and development of push–pull, one of icipe’s longest running and most successful programmes. It has now been more than two decades since the scientific discoveries that triggered the development of push–pull technology, and women have been involved from the very start. In this report, they narrate their involvement with push–pull. In doing so, they offer a unique view of what it is like to be a woman in farming, in agricultural extension, and in science in Africa today.