Farming practicePest/disease control

Striga or 'witchweeds' are parasitic weeds that affect cereal crops in many parts of Africa, reducing production from 30 to 100%, or complete loss of the crop. If maize plants are attacked by both stemborers and striga weed, the yield... Continue Reading…

Pest/disease controlPush-Pull in practice

Stemborers and striga weeds cause major losses to maize production throughout Africa. Maize yield losses due to stemborers can vary from 20-40%. Striga weeds infest 40% of the arable land in sub-Saharan Africa, causing an annual crop loss of US$... Continue Reading…

Pest/disease controlPush-Pull in practice

Stemborers are one of the most destructive pests of cereal crops and can greatly reduce yields of maize and sorghum on smallholder farms. These pests can cause yield losses of 30 to 100% if they are not controlled. Control of... Continue Reading…

Multiactor communitites of practicePush-Pull in practice

How multi actor communities of practice enhance and support the spread of push-pull technology among smallholder farmers in East Africa During a meeting in Rwanda, organized by Food for the Hungry (FH) Association Rwanda and Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources... Continue Reading…

Earth ObservationPush-Pull in practice

In the period of September 13th, 2021 to October 5th, 2021 in and around Kamuli district, in the North-East of Central Uganda, UPSCALE team consisting of David Meinhof, Adomas Liepa, Dr Insa Otte conducted first field trials of ecological investigations... Continue Reading…

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…

Farming practicePush-Pull in practice

As part of the EU-funded UPSCALE project, the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI) held another one-day MAC meeting. The meeting was held on 21st May 2021 at the Africa Inland Church Tanzania (AICT) - Agroforestry training center, Musoma District, Mara... Continue Reading…