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“These days, we’ve got enough to eat”

“These days, we’ve got enough to eat” Janet Dzimiri, a smallholder from Zimbabwe, was unable to feed her family after the death of her husband. The turning point came when, Jona Mutasa, also smallholder in Simbabwe, told her about a new method of maize cultivation. Janet Dzimiri, farmer in Masvingo, Zimbabwe Janet Dzimiri’s laugh is warm and infectious …

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The pioneering Push-Pull method and its appeal over agrochemicals

The pioneering Push-Pull method and its appeal over agrochemicals Time is a luxury. A commodity which stands in stark contrast to the current socio-economic situation challenging developing countries. Indistinct land tenure, rapidly changing climatic conditions, and limited access to information pose serious challenges when it comes to guaranteeing food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, and growth …

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Delicious livestock feed from Push–Pull technology: The experience from icipe Uganda office

Delicious livestock feed from Push–Pull technology: The experience from icipe Uganda office Livestock feed is among the numerous benefits of Push–Pull technology. Farmers who have adopted the technology feed the companion crops (Brachiaria and Napier grass, in combination with Desmodium, either Green or Silverleaf) directly to their animals. Those who produce more or have no …

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