Gerald stands in the maize field

Riverford & Send a Cow

Join Send a Cow and our partner Riverford for a live discussion about an innovative, nature-based solution which is helping smallholder farmers in Uganda to combat the devastating impacts of pests.

 

How can farmers use nature-based solutions to boost food security and combat climate change? 

An introduction to Push-Pull, an organic integrated pest management system 

Our speakers Guy Singh-WatsonSheila Halder and Pamela Ebanyat will discuss pest management and how a low-cost, integrated pest management technology called Push-Pull could be part of the solution.  

 

In Uganda farmers are seeing marked increases in pests such as stemborer moths, fall army worm and striga weed. 

But Send a Cow’s brand new project in Kyotera, Uganda hopes to bring a low-cost, low tech solution. The project, supported by Riverford, will work with 400 smallholder farmers to develop sustainable, secure and diverse livelihoods while controlling stemborer moths and striga weed through the implementation of the integrated pest management system Push-Pull.  

We look forward to welcoming you to this event, please use the form above to reserve your place. If you have any questions please contact Partnerships@sendacow.org 

Guy Singh-Watson 

Guy is the founder of Riverford Organic Farmers and a Patron of Send a Cow. As a self-confessed veg, Guy has over the last 30 years taken Riverford from one man and a wheelbarrow delivering homegrown organic veg to friends, to a national veg box scheme delivering to around 50,000 customers a week.  

Pamela Ebanyat  

Pamela Ebanyat is acting country director for Send a Cow Uganda. Pamela joined the charity in 2015 as programmes manager for Uganda, overseeing Send a Cow projects across the country. Pamela is particularly interested in helping vulnerable families to increase their income and improve nutrition through the farming techniques they learn as part of Send a Cow's approach.  

Sheila Halder  

Sheila Halder is Farm Systems Manager at Send a Cow. Her role is varied but her primary focus is supporting technical staff on crop, vegetable and livestock production and ensuring staff have a solid understanding of sustainable agriculture and how farmers can put our teachings into practice.  

Riverford and Send a Cow  

Riverford has supported Send a Cow for over a decade, raising in excess of £430,000 for a number of our projects. Read more about our partnership.