The fall armyworm, a pest native to tropical and subtropical America, has recently invaded Africa, causing substantial damage to maize and other crops. Scientists of our partner organisationicipe (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) evaluated functionality of a companion cropping system, ‘climate-adapted push-pull’, developed for control of stemborers in drier agro-ecologies, as an added tool for the management of fall armyworm.
"Organic farming can make an important contribution to global food supplies". "Healthier eating protects the environment". These are the findings of two recent studies published in Switzerland, both of which affirm the longstanding position adopted by Biovision.
At its World Congress in New Delhi, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) elected the director of Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT), David Amudavi, and the President of Biovision Foundation, Dr Hans Herren, to its board.
On 11 October 2017, representatives from Kenya and Senegal joined Biovision and the Millennium Institute to present their experience of the Biovision programme “Changing Course of Global Agriculture. Their audience consisted of representatives from other African countries and non-governmental organisations. The approach adopted by the programme generated considerable interest amongst those present.
The recent “State of Food and Agriculture” (SOFA 2017) report from the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) accords rural areas a key role in the fight against poverty and hunger.
Bekelech Tesfaye is feeding her cattle and all are watching. Her neighbours know that the young farmer has the highest milk yields in Asama and they also know why: Bekelech has the best animal feed and the best maize yields. Now, they all want that. A story for World Food Day …