The APPEAR project Strengthening of Higher Education, Research and Community Outreach in Agroecology in the Rwenzori Region in Western Uganda (AER) is partnership programme between University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Department Sustainable Agricultural Systems / Division of Organic), Austria and the Mountains of the Moon University (MMU), Fort Portal, Uganda and is part of the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR) and funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).