ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco

by Asociacion Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral, A.C.D.I.
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ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
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ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
ICT4resilience to Climate Change in Gran Chaco
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The challenge of KOKUE is to combine, in the most efficient way possible, the arrangement of plants in a limited space, thus learning how a 1m² garden can be realized in real life.



The game can be played between 2 people or two teams: each one takes a grid.

The game is divided into two matches: a winter version and a summer version. The player/team that collects more points in both matches will be the winner.

Arrange all the cards of the winter or summer plants (depending on the color of the cover) in a circle around the multi-colored board and position the location mark between two cards.

Place 4 "aromatic" cards, 4 "flower" cards and 8 seeds at random on different squares on the multi-colored board.

Before starting, each player will take 6 “aromatic” cards and 6 “flower" cards: they will be placed on the grid at the end of the game. Each player will also take 14 seeds.

The game begins with whoever ultimately planted a seed in real life.

Then the turn of the game will always be the player with the backmost token on the multi-colored board.

The player must choose between:

A - Take one of the three cards to the right of the location mark; or

B - Win seeds by moving his own token ahead of the opponent 

  • If the player choose A, must: pay the price in seeds for the chosen card. The price is indicated on the "Points" card by the symbol of a seed. Then the player will have to move his token on the multi-colored board for a number of squares equal to the harvest time of the vegetable and indicated on the "Points" card by the symbol with the sun and the moon. The chosen card must be placed on the grid, close to the pieces already placed, paying attention to the association of the border color and the color of the shape of each card. Once this action has been carried out, the location mark is placed in the space previously occupied by the card of the chosen plant. Once placed, the cards cannot be moved on the grid.
  • If the player chooses B, must: overcome the opponent by placing his token in the first square next to that of the opponent. For each square moved, the player gains a seed.

Each time a square with a “flower" or “aromatic” card is passed on the multi-colored board, the player wins that piece, removes it from the board and at the end of the game uses it to fill some space on its grid.

When the player passes a square with a seed, he wins it and can use it successively to make purchases.

The player who, on the multi-colored board, first passes over the square indicated by the symbol "?", must take an unexpected card.

The game ends when both players reach the central square of the multi-colored board called "arrival". Points are then counted to determine the winner using the following calculations.


Point count:

The player count one point for each seed he have left. Then he add, according to the “Points” card, the value of each plant that he have in the grid and the eventual points for combos. Half a point must be discounted for each empty space in the grid.

The “flower” and “aromatic” cards are worth 0 points and are only used to cover the empty spaces in the grid.

(Number of seeds + value of the cards of the plants in the grid + combo) - ½ point for each empty square)




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The project focuses on the right of vulnerable families who live in the Gran Chaco to adequate and healthy nutrition, promoting knowledge and education to sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty through an application supported by a board game: in this In this way, the recipients of the project will be able to learn how to cultivate agroecological gardens in a playful and creative way.


Hence the idea of creating Kokue, which in Guaranì, the language of some indigenous communities of the Gran Chaco, precisely means "vegetable garden".

It is an app and a board game that can teach in an easy and accessible way techniques and tools for the cultivation of agroecological gardens. In an attempt to introduce a cultivation method that respects biodiversity, in order to ensure healthy and adequate nutrition, Kokue will plan the preparation of a vegetable garden step by step.


In the App, a sowing calendar will suggest, also through a system of notifications, the cultivation of seasonal plants (primarily fruit and vegetables, given that the Gran Chaco food diet is lacking) and, through a weather alert system it will also be possible to take the necessary precautions against climate change.

In addition, there will be a space for sharing good practices and an area dedicated to how to prepare organic fertilizers, a channel for the exchange of seeds between producers and a recipe book to promote good nutrition.


In the board game, through a path in squares, the recipients of the project will be able to build their own garden on a board corresponding to a square meter of soil, effectively transposable into reality, taking into consideration also the possible associations between different plants in order to optimize the space through the complementarity of different species. Although most of the population of Gran Chaco have a smartphone, they are not used to using it. The goal is therefore to also impart digital education and the game, in the logic of mutual support, is an incentive to use the app.

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We are Filippo, Alice, Camilo and Giovanni, young professionals who carry out peace actions in areas of conflict and environmental emergency. We work together with the large family of ACDI Argentina, a non-profit organization that works in the Gran Chaco Region (among Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia) with development projects that aim to reverse poverty and environmental degradation. Specifically, we are part of the ICT team, which implements technological solutions with the aim of increasing the ability to adapt to change and climate variability by vulnerable and isolated groups and native peoples.

Our project is called “ICT4resilience to climate change in the Gran Chaco Region” and proposes the implementation of a mobile application and a board game to promote the installation of orchards following the principles of agroecology.

The project promotes sustainable agriculture, and in particular the use of agroecological techniques through the diversification of agroecosystems in the form of polycultures and agroforestry systems accompanied by organic soil management, water conservation, and the general improvement of agrobiodiversity for increase the productivity, sustainability and resilience of agricultural productions. In particular, the proposal focuses on the right of smallholder farmers and their families to adequate food, promoting food sovereignty and overcoming the lack of knowledge transmission through the use of ICTs.

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Asociacion Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral, A.C.D.I.

Location: Santa Fe - Argentina
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martina vismara
Santa Fe, Argentina
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