By bringing ecological principles to bear and suggesting new management approaches for sustainable farming that works with nature in East Africa.


PrAEctiCe facilitates smallholder farmers in their agroecological evolution. It moves beyond existing indicator frameworks by converting concepts into action by providing a novel agroecology indicator set for East Africa’s agroecology advisors.

The decision support tool assists agroecological farming practices in a local context, focusing on agroecological practices with a high potential for efficient farming with minimal climate impacts.


To create an essential close European, African – AU collaboration, PrAEctiCe brings together 16 partners from 9 countries in Europe and Africa led by Hochschule Karlsruhe (HKA) Die Hochschule Karlsruhe, one of the largest universities in applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

From Africa

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Kenya

which supports agricultural research and promotes technology delivery.

brings together many social and economic groups aiming to create a united voice for food sovereignty and adopt agroecology as the dominant African food system. 

with a consortium of 157 members, focuses on the shift to sustainable and inclusive agricultural development.

focuses on spreading knowledge among the farmers to strengthen their capacity in agroecology.

supports medium-sized agri-food enterprises with training opportunities and offers capacity development. 

focused on guiding and coordinating agricultural research in Uganda.

it is one of the original seven universities in Kenya committed to quality teaching, research and development. 

a faith-based private university focused on high-quality teaching on sustainable development.

situated in Uganda, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Africa that aims at being Uganda’s engine of development.

transfer knowledge and technology between Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, promoting African innovation by partnering with innovation hubs, research centers, and universities to advance digital entrepreneurship and cross-continental partnerships.

From Europe

HKA is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg.

is among the 4% of best universities in the world committed to international comparability in the research area.

is an international university focused on world-class education, research and collaboration.

focuses on aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic environmental projects.

is an irrigation cube for sustainable agriculture in the Mediterranean region to help farmers be more efficient in water use.

is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network of the EU Commission aims to support companies in innovation, research and technology transfer.

Vision and Objectives

Global food systems face numerous sustainability challenges that could risk food and nutrition security. To address and overcome some of these challenges, PrAEctiCe aims to explore the potential of agroecological practices in East Africa with a focus on circular water-energy-nutrient systems of integrated aqua-agriculture.

We are putting the East African smallholder farmer’s needs at the centre. The project will focus on quantifying the impacts of agroecological practices providing evidence that they will ensure the financial viability of farms enabling a sustainable transformation.

PrAEctiCe main objectives are to:

  • Map and profile the best existing agroecological practices in different East African climate zones
  • Identify barriers and drivers of farms on national and regional levels
  • Create an agroecological indicator framework covering integrated aqua-agriculture, which advisors can use in East Africa
  • Develop a decision support tool to identify the best agroecological practices
  • Validate the decision support tool through three living labs 
  • Raise awareness, capacity building and knowledge transfer on agroecology in East Africa
  • Increase opportunities for women and youth 
PrAEctiCe project is funded by the HORIZON Europe programme under Grant Agreement number 101084248
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