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Publication | 11 June 2021

Agroecological technology controls pests and weeds with locally available plants

Global Food and Nutrition Security

Push-pull is a low-cost agroecological practice that, when implemented, provides multiple benefits to farmers such as increase in food production, enhanced income, improved soil health and pest management as well as providing fodder to livestock. Push-pull’s widespread implementation across different African countries is evidence of the functionality and feasibility of this technology for farmers.