This chapter reviews the dissemination, adoption and benefits of the push-pull cropping system in Conservation Agriculture (CA), an innovation that was developed and promoted by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) and partners with a view to addressing some of the biotic and abiotic constraints threatening cereal farming in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This chapter introduces push-pull technology, outlines its dissemination and adoption, and describes the benefits of push-pull technology in Conservation Agriculture systems. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.
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2 Push–pull technology: a sustainable innovation in Conservation Agriculture
3 Dissemination and adoption of push–pull practice
4 Benefits of push–pull practice in Conservation Agriculture systems
5 Future trends and conclusion