Snakes and Ladders on the way to Agroecology

This project developed a board game explaining the dos and don’ts of agroecological practices in a lively and entertaining way for smallholder farming families in India and Tanzania.


  • Lead-Departement Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften
  • Institut HAFL Institut Hugo P. Cecchini
  • Forschungseinheit Internationale Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
  • Förderorganisation Andere
  • Laufzeit 01.12.2021 - 31.05.2023
  • Projektverantwortung Prof. Dr. Gurbir Singh Bhullar
  • Projektleitung Prof. Dr. Gurbir Singh Bhullar
  • Projektmitarbeitende Prof. Dr. Gurbir Singh Bhullar
  • Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Punjab Agricultural University
    bioRe India Limited
    bioRe Tanzania Limited
  • Schlüsselwörter Agricultural extension; Advisory services; Knowledge management; Innovation and co-creation of knowledge; Sustainable production systems; Capacity building; Board game for capacity development


The Snakes and Ladders on the way to Agroecology board game integrates practical information about agroecological practices in cotton-based farming systems. The concept places a strong focus on the involvement of women and younger generations in farming decisions. As judged by the project evaluation jury, "The board game creates needed awareness and holistic understanding – which is the foundation of all other activities in the transition process from conventional to agroecological farming practices and eventually food systems." This project, which ran from December 2021 to May 2023, is part of the The Innovation Challenge 2021, conducted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH global project “Agricultural Policy and Innovation Fund (FABI)”. FABI is the forerunner of the “Fund for the Promotion of Innovation in Agriculture (i4Ag)”. Both are commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Find out more! Project leader Prof Gurbir S. Bhullar discusses the project concept and its success and experiences – in India, Tanzania and even in Switzerland – in this four-minute video.

Dieses Projekt leistet einen Beitrag zu den folgenden SDGs

  • 2: Kein Hunger