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UPSCALING THE BENEFITS OF PUSH-PULL TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION IN EAST AFRICA

Objective

Push-pull technology is a major discovery with high potential to increase food security and agricultural sustainability in East African smallholder farms. In project UPSCALE, we aim to scale up understanding and applicability of push-pull from individual fields to farm, landscape and regional scales, and from cereal to other crops and cultivation systems. By determining the factors influencing push-pull success across scales, we will enable targeted implementation and prediction of push-pull effectiveness and resilience under current and future climate conditions. Using novel remote sensing methods combined with simulation and empirical approaches, we will develop functional, chemical and sociocultural maps combined with environmental factors for spatial optimization of push-pull expansion at different scales. UPSCALE will test to what extent push-pull systems impact surrounding fields, farms, landscapes and regions, identifying potential feedbacks, non-linearities and socio-economic or ecological thresholds for adoption. Moreover, UPSCALE will explore the options to expand the use of push-pull for sustainable intensification in crops and systems outside cereal in synergy with other tools, and further intensify the system through incorporation of nutritious and high value crops. By harnessing the benefits of push-pull technology across scales and crops, UPSCALE will catalyse the design and widespread implementation of climate-smart and environmentally-friendly food production in East Africa and beyond.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 796 937,83

Participants (16)

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY LBG
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 1 065 660
Address
Off Thika Road Duduville Campus
0100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 944,50
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other
EASTERN AFRICA FARMERS' FEDERATION SOCIETY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 235 625
Address
Rhapta Road Nelleon Place Westlands
00800 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 260 921,25
Address
Juja
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KENYA AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 332 250
Address
Kaptagat Road Kalro Headquarters Loresho
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
MASENO UNIVERSITY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 477 450
Address
Pobox 3275
40100 Kisumu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FH ASSOCIATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 275 733,75
Address
Avenue Louis-casai 81
1216 Cointrin
Activity type
Other
RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Rwanda
EU contribution
€ 80 500
Address
K K 18 Ave Rubilizi Kicukiro Distr
5016 Kigali
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Vojvode Misica 13 1 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 146 250
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 161,61
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 400 551,88
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 403 000,43
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TANZANIA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 219 000
Address
Po Box 1571
255 Dodoma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 535 000
Address
Plot 13 Lugard Avenue
295 Entebbe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 314 611,25
Address
Yeka Subsity, Wereda 08, House No 847
1110 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Other