The project activities will be conducted in five main study regions within East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania), each of these regions being selected to encompass different biophysical (including climate, soils, topography) and farming system characteristics. All the selected regions have been exposed to varying degrees to the push-pull technology through previous training and dissemination, notably by the UPSCALE project partners. All the regions share several constraints for push-pull expansion including limited access to agricultural extension services and frequent shortage and high expense of seeds for push-pull implementation. Therefore, these regions are essential for implementing the experimental tasks following a standardized, common study design across countries and are open for collaboration and merging with study and dissemination sites of other ongoing or recent projects.
Please find below a list of practice abstract produced in the framework of our project, divided by topic of interest.
- Combining Milpa and Push-Pull Technology for sustainable food production in smallholder agriculture. A review
- Multi-Actor Communities (MACs) of Practice as Platforms for Information Sharing
- Transdisciplinary communication and knowledge sharing strategy for UPSCALE project
Practice abstract is also available in the following language: Swahili
Agricultural production system
Soil management / functionality
Biodiversity and nature management
Landscape / land management
Pest /disease control
- A “mother-baby” Participatory Technology Selection Approach: Push-Pull Technology’s Impact on Cash Crops and Food Security
Fertilisation and nutrients management
Climate and climate change
- Performance of the third-generation push-pull against striga weed, stemborers, and fall armyworm
Practice abstract also available in the following language: Swahili