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2011

Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology (ADOPT) : A conservation agriculture approach for smallholder cereal-livestock production in drier areas to withstand climate change (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology (ADOPT) : A conservation agriculture approach for smallholder cereal-livestock production in drier areas to withstand climate change (Kenya)

Région /Pays : Kenya

Zone d’intervention : •Western, Kenya •Nyanza, Kenya

Dates : 01/01/2011 à 12/31/2015

Programme
Rothamsted Research and national partners have developed an innovative cropping system (push-pull) appropriate to the needs of resource-poor maize-livestock smallholder farmers. This technology protects maize from stem borer attack and parasitic striga weeds whilst improving soil fertility and providing livestock fodder. However, the trap and inter-crops used in current push-pull strategies are rainfall and temperature limited as the system was developed under average rainfall (800-1200mm) and moderate temperatures (15 to 30C°). The action will identify, test and select new drought tolerant trap and inter-crops that can be incorporated into the push-pull system to enable its expansion into drier areas and develop capacity and promote wide-scale uptake.
Target areas will be Nyanza and Western Kenya provinces that are on the limit of the current push-pull system because they are more arid (< 500mm rainfall p.a.) than the locations where push-pull is used now.

Activités
Heifer International Kenya (HPI/K) will provide training in crop-livestock integration, including capacity building of participating farmer groups on exploitation of the fodder component of the push-pull technology. This will be done through the mobilization of farmer groups who have signed agreements with Heifer Kenya in Nyanza and Western regions. The deployment and adoption of a drought-adapted push-pull strategy will deepen the services and widen the impact of HPI/K intervention on the livelihoods of the families and groups supported. This will lead to social, economic and environmental impacts at household, community and regional levels in the areas of plant health (addressing biotic and abiotic constraints), human health (improved food and nutritional security, particularly women and children), animal health (provision of quality fodder) and environmental health (sustainable natural resource use).

Annonce par : Heifer International

Financement : Private donations

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