A future for all, naturally

Biovision was founded with the aim of sustainably improving life for people in Africa while conserving the environment as the basis for all life. Biovision Foundation is a charitable organization in Switzerland (ZEWO certified) and has a legal opinion for 501(c)(3) public charity equivalency in the United States.






The smart farmer

The United Nations has designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. This fits well with what Biovision does: our help for small-scale farmers is designed to encourage self-help so that the people are healthy, have enough healthy food and can live in an intact environment. As part of this, we are involved in information projects in both Africa and Switzerland.

In Switzerland, Biovision has joined forces with the publisher of "Globi"  to produce a children’s book. It tells how Globi converts a farm to organic farming and visits small-scale farmers in Africa to learn how organic farming works. “Globi, the smart farmer” is both entertaining and educational – for young and old!
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“Mkulima Mbunifu” is Swahili and  translates as "the smart farmer". It is the title of our organic farming magazine in Tanzania. This unique magazine publishes practical tips for East African farmers on how to increase crop yields with sustainable methods whilst at the same time protecting the environment. More about the project...

The right variety for success

A feature by the TOF Radio Team showed how Justus Kaniara Migwi became a successful avocado grower after a career as a civil servant.

In 2007, Justus Kaniara Migwi planted 170 avocado trees on his farm in Muranga and three years later, he was picking his first crop, albeit with a modest yield. However, by 2012 he was harvesting 25'000 avocados and last year it had increased to 60'000.  More information and video...

Roundtable in New York

New York, 27. march 2014 - At the high-level Roundtable in New York, Benin’s Permanent Representative at the UN, Ambassador Jean Francis Zinsou, introduced the concept of SHIFT to achieve food and nutrition security for all through sustainable agriculture and food systems.

In his opening remarks, Zinsou emphasised the need for an all-inclusive approach to the urgent issue of food security in the context of the post-2015 agenda. More Information...