How can the fall armyworm that rages in the maize fields of Kenya be stopped? There is a significant threat of crop failures and hunger. That is why international experts are looking for solutions at the icipe in Nairobi on 21-22 February. Biovision also has two specialists on site.
Why is it so important for Biovision to train farmers in Africa? Surely, farmers are the best judge of what they have to do? After all, their current practices are based on knowledge and experience built up over many years and adapted to local conditions.
How can Switzerland become sustainable in future? 250 decision-makers came together at the conference to launch SDSN Switzerland to develop tangible solutions.
… but no water for the head! That is an accurate description of the situation currently facing the camel keepers in Isiolo County supported by Biovision. Although the current drought is putting a severe strain on the camels, they withstand it significantly better than other livestock.
Some 250 decision makers will meet in Bern on 15 February in order to drive forward implementation by Switzerland of the global Sustainable Development Goals, The conference is being organised by SDSN Switzerland. The network jointly managed by Biovision and the CDE at the University of Bern.
A new study of the Swiss Research Institute for Biological Cultivation (FiBL) and the University of Basel shows that soil microbes can increase yields significantly and much less fertilisers are needed.
In a large coalition of Swiss environmental, human rights, consumer and farmer organisations, Biovision demands in a open letter to Johann Schneider-Amman, Minister for Economic Affairs, to keep palm-oil outside of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) being currently negotiated between Indonesia and Switzerland.