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Push-Pull technology is the first integrated pest and soil fertility management strategy that effectively combines control of both stemborers and striga weed, with concomitant grain yield increases from below 1t/ha to 3t/ha. Due to its multiple benefits, the technology has opened up opportunities for smallholder growth and represents a platform technology around which new income generation and human nutritional components, such as livestock keeping, can be added. The technology is proving critical particularly to the smallholder dairy industry in eastern Africa through provision of quality fodder for livestock thereby supporting an important emerging income alternative for smallholder farmers.

Our Goal
“To end hunger and poverty for 10 million people by extending Push-Pull technology to 1 million households in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020”, Zeyaur Khan, Coordinator, Push-Pull Programme
TWAS Prize in Agriculture
Prof. Zeyaur R. Khan, Principal Scientist & Programme Leader; Coordinator, Push-Pull Programme, was announced as a co-winner of the TWAS Prize .....More....
Distinguished Research Fellow
Prof. Zeyaur R. Khan designated as icipe's first Thomas Odhiambo Distinguised Research Fellow.....More....
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