Improving delivery and uptake of push-pull technology in eastern Africa through innovative and integrated dissemination pathways and partnership platforms
The project contributes to improved food security and health by increasing the uptake of push-pull technology for improved cereal and livestock productivity in eastern Africa through innovative and integrated dissemination pathways and partnership platforms, including participatory video, cartoon books, drama and mobile telephones. Currently, the main dissemination pathways are farmer field days, farmer field schools (FFS), farmer teachers, print materials, extension personnel, and to a lesser extent, mass media. Direct beneficiaries are mainly resource-limited rural smallholder farmers who contribute to over 80% of all food production, but who lose more than 50% of their cereal yields to biotic constraints and degraded soils. Indirect beneficiaries are mainly input (agro-stockists) and output (grain millers, milk processors, traders) value chain actors, as well as the immediate family members of beneficiary farmers that will benefit from more grain and milk supply.
Donor: Biovision Foundation
Kenya: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and county departments of Agriculture in western Kenya; Heifer International; Send-a-cow
Tanzania: Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives; Heifer International.
Ethiopia: Ministry of Agriculture; Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) / Ministry of Agriculture; Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD).
Uganda: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF)