UPSCALE – Upscaling the Benefits Of Push-Pull Technology For Sustainable Agricultural Intensification In East Africa

UPSCALE aims to take key steps to realize the transformative potential of push-pull technology, to address food security, livelihoods and climate change resilience in the sub-Saharan region of East Africa, while reducing the environmental impact of agricultural practices. For this, it fosters the design, adaptation and adoption of strategies for integrated agro-ecological management based on push-pull technology for wide-spread and climate-resilient sustainable intensification.



Research Focus:

  • Agriculture / Fisheries / Bioeconomy
  • Food / Nutrition

Project Coordination:

Leibniz University Hannover

Project Partner:

Bavarian Research Alliance
Eastern Africa Farmer’s Federation Society
Food for the Hungry
icipe – International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology
Institute for Sustainable Development
Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
Kenyatta University
Maseno University
National Agricultural Research Organization
Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board
Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute
University of KwaZulu-Natal


Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Germany (Bavaria), South Africa

Funding Agency:

European Union

Funding Type:



- 31/10/2025