Today is World Malaria Day. Using simple but sustainable methods, people in the Kenyan coastal city of Malindi have reduced the number of malaria cases by 60%. Biovision is supporting sustainable and ecological methods to fight the disease e.g. with mosquito scouts.
Our Newsletter caused great excitement in Boji when two Biovision project staff showed local people the report on the first phase of the project “Camels for drought areas”. The camel owners were thrilled to see photos of family members not seen for a long time.
The magazine National Geographic has published an extensive article about the future of our agriculture. While representatives of agro-chemical industry propose we need more genetic modifications, Hans Herren and Biovision are also mentioned with their agro-ecological approach.
Rift Valley Fever is caused by a virus and is transmitted by mosquitoes or air-borne infection. In Kenya, Biovision is providing information to local people and helping to develop an early warning system that will allow them to fight this dangerous disease.
I wouldn’t have much to do”; that was the refrain sung by the German group, the Comedian Harmonists in the 1930s. The tranquil world of chicken farming as it was almost 100 years ago has long since disappeared and been replaced by intensive factory systems.