Push-Pull Technology (PPT) by Farmers Research Group (FRG) – McKnight Foundation
The overall objective of the project is to establish three interactive platforms that bring together groups of farmers (FRGs) linked into a farmers” Research Network (FRN) for increased use of PPT where farmers, both men and women, will play a key role in selecting and adopting technologies by participating in the whole process of research and development agenda. The FEGs/FRNs are expected to entertain ideas, information, knowledge and experience exchanges from the different perspectives of a technology, push-pull for this case, so that they will choose the appropriate form of technology based on their own context. In 2018 based on the stated objective,(i) Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), as both supervisor and implementer (monitoring and evaluation, consultative meetings and promoting experience sharing components) and (ii) research activities implementers: Wollo and Woldia universities have continued to execute the following activities.
Wollo University and ISD:
139 farming households (29 female headed) are mainstreamed by the project : -training, experience sharing and group discussion, etc. for PPT development
Woldia University and ISD:
In order to increase the survival of both Desmodium and Beracheria to apply on the local/traditional sorghum variety the following point were raised by farmers during their FRG/N discussion