Make responsible decisions about own food and shopping and consumption habits that are in the interests of sustainable agriculture.
Game-example: DisCoord – The Disaster Coordination game
DisCoord is a strategy and role-playing game in which each of the five players embodies a local leader, called Local Chairperson 3 (LC3) in Uganda. Each player manages a Sub-County which is composed of 15 villages. Together the five Sub-Counties form a District, which therefore has to be managed jointly by the 5 players. As a Sub-County leader, a player must ensure that the population is satisfied or happy with his/her leadership. Since population is growing, floods and landslides frequently occur, and money is in permanent short supply. The players need to discuss and interact with each other as policies need to be proposed and enacted at district level through a majority vote.
The strength of the game lies in its strong connection with the daily reality of farmer communities in Uganda, as well as in its combination of fixed game rules with random features and sufficient flexibility for players to define their own course of action. Players quickly get along with the game rules and can therefore start experimenting different strategies during the game. Different gameplays may lead to very different outcomes at the end of the game. While the game can be played without facilitator by players that are used to board games (and reading game rules), the presence of a facilitator is recommended if the game is being played with policy makers in Sub-Saharan Africa.