PrAEctiCe project is funded by the HORIZON Europe programme under Grant Agreement number 101084248

PrAEctiCe presented at the 59th Croatian and 19th International Symposium on Agriculture

During the 59th Croatian and 19th International Symposium on Agriculture, held on 11th – 16th February 2024 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, David Pokupec, a member of the PrEActiCe project team from the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Maribor, delivered a presentation on “Agroecology Principles in Aquaculture: A Case Study of East Africa.”

Mr. Pokupec expounded on the research conducted by the PrEActiCe team that delved into the application of agroecology principles in the context of East African aquaculture. The presentation was delivered under the symposium’s Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, and Climate Change session.

The abstract addresses the growing recognition of Agroecology as a potent instrument for enhancing food security, environmental conservation, and climate resilience in East Africa, supported by research, policy, and economic incentives. The abstract further underscores the potential of Integrated Aqua-Agriculture as a promising practice for agroecological transition.

However, the adoption of this practice is hindered by challenges such as inadequate infrastructure and a lack of technical expertise. The PrAEctiCe project aims to overcome these challenges by providing tangible demonstrations and fostering knowledge sharing. It contributes crucial data that facilitates the ongoing development of an agroecology-tailored indicator framework for aquaculture and a decision support tool for smallholder farmers. The goal is to chart a promising agroecological path for African agriculture.

The symposium was well-attended by a diverse audience, comprising 430 participants from 20 countries. The event brought together researchers, experts, and stakeholders from across the globe to discuss best practices, emerging trends, and challenges in the field of agriculture in the context of climate change.

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