The First FAO African Agroecology Symposium took place on 5-6 November in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. Actors from a wide range of sectors came together to share ideas and experiences and to discuss opportunities to strengthen agroecology on the continent. Biovision Foundation and its partner organisations Biovision Africa Trust and The Millennium Institute made an active contribution to the symposium’s programme.
The steep slopes of the Uluguru mountains in the Tanzanian region Morogoro are certainly not ideal for farming, and even travelling up there in a four-wheel drive is quite adventurous. But once you reach Towelo Village halfway up, it is wonderful to meet the happy people and admire their fertile terraced slopes with plenty of produce. And then there is another surprise in store.
Beekeepers in West Pokot have enthusiastically celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Cabesi Project. This project has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people in this arid region of North West Kenya.
Biovision Foundation is one of four NGOs appointed for a two-year term to the Advisory Committee of the UN Programme for Sustainable Food Systems. In this role, it will press for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 2 through ecological development.