Climate Smart Agriculture (Push and Pull method)

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A short Video about Climate Smart Agricultural practice that is beneficial to the environment and cost serving for the farmers.

Securing a good harvest in a changing climate is one of most pressing challenges in the developing World. Apart from inadequate access to farm inputs such as fertilizers, biophysical inputs such as soils and irrigation water has an effect on the amount of crops reliased especially for farmers dependent on rain- fed farming systems. However, pests and disease are equally a concern. Changes in temeprature and humidity has contibuted to an increase in the number of pests and deisease attacking crops.

A short video above describe one of the methods being implemented to deal with pests on crops.

The push and pull methods of dealing with pests is a climate smart Agriculture approach being promoted not only to safegaurd the enviroenemnt by reducing the use of chemicals, but is also effective in dealing with pests, increase crop harnest and contribute to improving livelihoods.

About bertha-kasonde

Bertha is a Post-graduate Student in Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the Copperbelt University, Zambia, and has researched water management focusing on remediation of contaminated surface water bodies. She is also passionate about natural resources management and in the wake of climate change, she hopes to contribute to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals through her professional and personal work. Her research interests include sustainable natural resource management, Climate change, Urban and Rural Development, Air and Water Pollution, and food security..