Stefanie Pondini

Programme Manager, Advocacy & Policy

«Biovision works in the field, integrates scientific findings and is also active on the political level – this broad palette appeals to me. I consider the interplay of field work, science and policy making central to the achievement of global, sustainable change.»

Stefanie has been working as a program manager in the Policy and Advocacy Team since 2010 and is currently implementing the project “Advocacy for Agroecology” with the overall goal to foster an enabling environment for a sustainability transformation of the food system guided by agroecological principles. Stefanie is further a member of the Swiss FAO National Committee (CNS FAO).

Together with her team, Stefanie has implemented the "Changing Course in Global Agriculture" program, which was co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) from 2012-2018. The overall goal of the program was to initiate a global shift from conventional agriculture to globally more sustainable food systems by influencing policy process and political frameworks worldwide and in two African countries. At the international level, many activities were implemented in the context of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome and in New York in the context of the SDGs.

Before joining Biovision, Stefanie studied Human Geography, Political and Environmental Science at the University of Zurich. After her studies, she worked for GIZ in India with the aim of strengthening the participation and awareness of slum dwellers in the area of water and sanitation.


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