Snakes and Ladders on the way to Agroecology

This project aims at developing a concept for the transmission of agroecological practices (Do’s and Don’ts) in a lively and conducive environment for smallholder farming families in India and Tanzania.

Factsheet

  • Lead school School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute HAFL Institut Hugo P. Cecchini
    Agriculture
  • Research unit International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.12.2021 - 30.04.2022
  • Project management Prof. Dr. Gurbir Singh Bhullar
  • Head of project Prof. Dr. Gurbir Singh Bhullar
  • Project staff Prof. Dr. Gurbir Singh Bhullar
  • Partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Punjab Agricultural University
    bioRe India Limited
    bioRe Tanzania Limited
  • Keywords Agricultural extension; Knowledge management; Innovation and co-creation of knowledge; Sustainable production systems; Capacity building; Board game for capacity development;

Situation

This project aims at developing a concept for the transmission of agroecological practices (Do’s and Don’ts) in a lively and conducive environment for smallholder farming families in India and Tanzania. The innovative concept involves the use of a board game integrated with supplementary information materials pertaining to agroecological practices in cotton-based farming systems. The concept places a strong focus on involvement of women and younger generation 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 system."

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 2: Zero hunger