The Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) infestation levels in Kenya are very high, threatening the future of potato production in the country. The quarantine pest was first discovered in Kenya two years ago in Nyandarua County, and has since spread to all potato growing areas in Kenya.
Knowledge brings progress: Two cockerels as thank-you to teacher. The cover story in our latest Newsletter highlights the success of our partner "Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania"(SAT). See Newsletter No. 45 for this and many other exciting news items and stories from project regions.
The Ngakundu farmer group meet on a monthly basis to socialise and to educate themselves on farming techniques and practises that allow them to increase production on their own plots of farmland with the help of Biovision. What is unexpected, however, is the fact that this community is formed entirely of people with mental and physical disabilities.
In its “Beacons of Hope” project, Biovision is tackling the issue of sustainable food systems. The project will conduct a review of the relevant research and analyse promising initiatives at both the practical and policy level that aim to switch to sustainable food systems. The aim is to identify a successful model for transitioning to sustainable food systems.