Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture(KCOA)

Duration: 2020-2025


The Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT), and implementing partner, Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Uganda, commissioned a baseline study on the Information, Knowledge and Training needs assessment for its Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) Project in Eastern Africa covering four countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is funded by BMZ’s Special Initiative One-World-No-Hunger (SEWOH). The project is currently rolled out in 9 African countries with the oversight of the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture provided through the Continental Steering Committee of the EOA-IIZ. The overarching goal of the KCOA project is to ensure that Ecological Organic Agriculture is integrated into the Eastern African agricultural systems.




The KCOA has the continental digital knowledge platform as a key component of the initiative to facilitate exchange, co-creation and dissemination of knowledge.  The KCOA project is expected to be aligned with the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative (EOA-I), an African Union-led continental.


The main tasks of RCID Ltd were:

  • Facilitate trainings of multipliers and 17, 000 farmers on principles of organic agriculture in Rwanda;
  • Facilitate exchange, co-creation and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Provide inputs into the Continental Digital Knowledge Platform are to introduce knowledge hubs;
  • Collecting / preparing of knowledge on organic agriculture: Validated technical and methodological knowledge for the promotion of organic agriculture, including processing,
  • Dissemination of knowledge: Validated technical and methodological knowledge, strategies and good practices in the field of organic agriculture, adapted to the contexts of the countries participating in the Eastern Africa regional Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture,
  • Networking within agricultural value chains: Key actors in the organic agriculture value chains of the participating countries in Eastern Africa have been networked in an exemplary manner to strengthen markets and consumption patterns for organic products.