Push-Pull and fall armyworm: First account
In early 2016, the Push-Pull technology was introduced to Malawi and Zambia through the Push-pull sub Saharan Africa, funded by Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, Switzerland. icipe and partners are now testing the technology on-station and on-farm. Among farmers who were involved in the trials is Mr Alex Chingoli from Salima district, central Malawi.
Sister Gonzaga Achieng: Testimony of an unlikely Push-Pull farmer
For two years, Sister Gonzaga Achieng managed the front desk of a guesthouse ran by the St Benedict catholic congregation in Mbale district, eastern Uganda. In 2013, she received a group of visitors from Kenya, and in conversation, she learnt that they were Push-Pull farmers who were in Uganda for an exchange visit.
icipe Push-Pull technology halts fall armyworm rampage
The fall armyworm is a destructive moth that causes devastating damage to almost 100 plant species, including sorghum, rice, wheat and sugarcane, as well as a variety of horticultural crops, thereby threatening food and nutritional security, trade, household incomes and overall economies.