Biovision Strategy 2021–2024
A world with enough food for all, produced by healthy people in a healthy environment.
We convince people to advocate for an agroecological transformation of the food system. By doing so, Biovision makes a significant contribution to the implementation of Agenda 2030 at local, national and international levels.
How do we make an impact?
To set the necessary political and social course for a transformation of the food systems, Biovision pursues a systemic approach and builds bridges across a variety of stakeholders. In particular, we rely on:
- Promoting agroecological innovations and their dissemination in cooperation with local research institutions and the private sector.
- Transferring knowledge and strengthening the capacity of local communities and organizations.
- Bringing together different actors with a policy dialogue to change framework conditions.
As of 2021, Biovision and the Centre Ecologique Albert Schweitzer (CEAS) will work jointly as an alliance in a programme supported substantially by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Biovision’s top priority is to contribute to achieving the UN global sustainability goals of Agenda 2030. Our focus lies on creating enough healthy food (goal 2).
What we want to achieve
- Resilient rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa: Food security is improved, income is increased, and production is made more environmentally friendly through applying ecological innovations and locally adapted cultivation and production methods.
- Strengthened capacity of local actors: Civil society organizations, research institutions, companies and individuals are empowered to work towards agroecological transformation.
- Conducive frameworks: Political and economic decision-makers increasingly adjust their policies and investments towards agroecological principles.
- Increased public awareness: More and more people become involved in the transformation to a sustainable food system.
Our 3 fields of action
Development projects in sub-Saharan Africa
We support community resilience, better food security and more sustainable resource use in rural and peri-urban area through participatory development and the dissemination of agroecological approaches and holistic innovations. Simultaneously, we strengthen stakeholder capacity for participation in the innovation cycle and advocate for better framework conditions. Positive examples from Biovision’s projects are shown on the local and international stage to demonstrate that – and how – agroecological transformation works. Read more >>>
National and global policy dialogue and advocacy
In order to win support for agroecological transformation, we deliver decision-makers in politics, business and science relevant, current knowledge, mobilize various actors, foster alliances and provide guiding examples. By strengthening local actors and connecting them with national and international actors, we promote conducive changes in and design of framework conditions.
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We are actively committed to the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Switzerland, especially with regard to sustainable agricultural and food systems. We seek to ensure its implementation by working together with politicians, scientists, the private sector, international cooperation actors and the public. We network and mobilize institutions of higher education, research centres, civil society actors and the private sector to jointly develop sustainable development solutions. By identifying concrete, workable solutions, we empower and motivate various actors in the food system to make sustainable decisions, change frameworks and implement concrete solutions.
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