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On this page you will find all our articles and stories about our project work in sub-Saharan Africa, Switzerland and internationally. The reports give you insight into how we aim to achieve the vision of enough healthy food for all, produced by healthy people in a healthy environment.

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Agriculture, Politics

«Diversity ensures that we have something to eat every day»

Tanzania reached a milestone in December when it launched its national strategy to scale up agroecology. Mwatima Juma from our partner organisation TOAM explains why this is so important for smallholder families and what role Biovision played in the development process.
Agriculture

Fighting conflict with animal feed and fertiliser

With great perseverance, unconventional ideas and openness, projects can change lives for the better. This is shown in a study of our seven-year commitment to livestock breeders in Tanzania.
Politics

The future of Swiss food is agroecological

The Swiss food system drives and suffers from various crises and problems, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and social inequalities. That is why Biovision promotes agroecology – for a more sustainable food future.
Agriculture, Knowledge

The ABC and D of sustainable agriculture

In Western Kenya, Biovision is researching how farming communities can be supported with a customised approach, combining typical elements of our work: targeted implementation of sustainable practices in the field paired with a scientific approach.
Knowledge, Politics

For More Biodiversity: How Agroecology Can Help Countries

In mid-May, Biovision together with international partners organized an event in Kenya about integrating agroecological approaches into national biodiversity strategies. The initiative assembled key stakeholders and decision-makers from various countries. The goal: sustainable, agroecological agriculture that protects and actively promotes biodiversity.
Politics

Protecting Biodiversity with Agroecology

In agreements made through the United Nations, countries around the world have committed themselves to curbing the drastic loss of biodiversity on our planet. Agroecology could play a key role and combine sustainable agriculture with biodiversity protection. An interview with Dr John Garcia Ulloa from Biovision about major challenges and huge opportunities.
Agriculture, Knowledge

Biovision in action at the world’s largest organic trade fair

Biofach in Nuremberg is the world’s largest trade fair for organic products and sustainable agriculture. It offers producers, traders and anyone interested a platform for exchanging ideas and networking. Recently, Biovision employees were also among the participants.
About us

Change in the management of Biovision

Since 23 February 2024, the Executive Committee of Biovision has been collectively responsible for the management of the company. The previous Executive Director, Dr Frank Eyhorn, is leaving Biovision by mutual agreement.
About us

Between podium and pasture: A conversation with the new Biovision Board of Trustees

Prof. Christoph Studer has been a Biovision Board of Trustees member since the end of 2023. In this interview, the tropical agriculture expert discusses his background, what at Biovision has inspired him for decades, and where the greatest challenges for development cooperation will lie in the coming years.
About us

We celebrate the Symposium 2023 – and 25 years of Biovision

Around 600 guests and about 200 online viewers attended the annual Biovision Symposium at the Volkshaus in Zurich. There, we looked back together on the successful year 2023, the 25th anniversary of our foundation and the greatest challenges and opportunities for a sustainable future.
Agriculture, Consumption

Agroecological awakening in Murang’a

To ensure the long-term food security of people in the Kenyan district of Murang’a, agroecology has been enshrined in law. Biovision supported both the local authorities and the population in the process.
Markets

How agroecological is my initiative?

Biovision promotes agroecology to leverage a sustainable food system. Entrepreneurs, project leaders and people responsible for initiatives often do not know how much their projects or business model correspond to the 13 principles of agroecology, though. To make their assessments easier (and anchor agroecology more firmly as a result), Biovision has developed the Business Agroecology Criteria Tool, or B-ACT for short.
About us

25 years of Biovision

Today we celebrate 25 years of Biovision. Our journey has led us to countless encounters, brought numerous challenges, but also great successes. Join us on a journey through time, from our past to our future.
About us

25 years of Biovision in photos

In 2023, Biovision is celebrating its 25th birthday. Our years of dedicated work have had a lasting impact and left their mark. To mark the occasion, we invite you to accompany us through a compilation of photos and videos that we pulled from our archives.
Politics

Joining forces for more sustainable food systems

Biodiversity loss, climate change, rising fertiliser prices: these global challenges are highly influenced by food production and consumption. Agroecology addresses these challenges, shares many synergies with other systemic approaches and may even decrease governments’ dependencies on global markets. This is shown by the three policy briefs from the Agroecology Dialogues, published by Biovision and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in support of the Agroecology Coalition.
Agriculture, Knowledge

Healthy Animals – Healthy People

In southern Kenya, a new approach to reducing malaria and other tropical diseases is being tested with active involvement of villagers. The initial findings are promising.
Politics

“To Solve the Climate Crisis, We Need to Rethink”

The influence of agriculture and the food system on the climate has been neglected in climate negotiations thus far. In recent years, Biovision has been advocating for an agroecological transformation to address climate change. It was also present this year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. We spoke to Tanja Carrillo from our Policy & Advocacy team about whether this conference has brought us a step closer to climate protection.
About us

Symposium 2022 review – Food makes a difference!

Together towards a sustainable food system – How do we get there? At the 2022 Biovision Symposium we learned about solutions and challenges for a food system of the future. Here you find impressions from the event and info about “food movements” that strengthen local communities and promote a shift towards organic agriculture.
About us, Politics

Swiss Citizens’ Council: Majority Recommendations for a Sustainable Food Policy

Creating a more sustainable food system is an urgent task for all of society. A citizens’ council, composed to represent the views of the Swiss public, shows how it can be achieved.
Agriculture

“Engaging women farmers is the key to our success”

For 20 years, Esther Lupafya and Rachel Bezner Kerr have been working together for healthy nutrition in Malawi. In this interview, the founders of Biovision’s partner organisation “Soils, Food and Healthy Communities” (SFHC) talk about gender norms and the power of knowledge exchange and participatory research.
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