Climate smart: A new development for push-pull

Climate-smart push-pull technology, which uses the drought-tolerant Greenleaf desmodium as a push intercrop, instead of Silverleaf desmodium, has been adopted by 42,000 farmers in arid western Kenya, eastern Uganda, Lake Victoria Basin and northern Ethiopia. Maize yields have increased by 2.5 times compared to before the technology was adopted.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.