Biovision supports partner organisations in sub-Saharan Africa that are rooted in the project region. In Switzerland we carry out projects independently or in association with networks. The map gives you an overview of where we are active.
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International, Kenya, Uganda
Investing in the Agroecological Business Case
In order to catalyse the scaling of agroecology and advance the transformation of the food system, this programme wants to increase the availability of suitable capital and build an enabling environment for agroecological enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
International, Kenya, Uganda
Enabling policy frameworks for agroecology
The objective of the programme is to increase the sustainability of food systems in Sub-Saharan African and beyond by creating coherent and equitable policy frameworks that enable an agroecological transformation of food systems.
Food Future Switzerland
“Food Future Switzerland” makes a substantial contribution to the current discussion on future holistic policies for a healthy and sustainable food system in Switzerland. For the first time in Switzerland, a national citizens’ council will gather and develop recommendations for concrete measures on food policy, and a scientific expert panel will develop and present current proposals.
Agroecology to Tackle Climate Change
In this project, Biovision highlights the links between agroecology and climate change by providing evidence on the technical and policy potential of agroecology to build resilient food systems.It aims to overcome major bottlenecks for upscaling agroecology through inclusive policy processes.
Peer-to-peer exchange among policy makers
With the “Food Policy Forum for Change”, the project creates a platform where policy makers from around the world can learn from each other through mutual exchange and receive guidance in designing effective measures and initiatives for sustainable food systems.
Transforming the Swiss Food System
Biovision advocates for a solution-oriented and science-based political framework that makes a transformation towards a sustainable Swiss food system possible. To this end, Biovision is involved in networks such as the Agrarian Alliance and Agriculture with a Future.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland, SDSN for short, is committed to promoting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in politics, society, business and science. The individual actors are networked with each other in order to jointly develop sustainable solutions for the current problems of our time. SDSN is a United Nations initiative.
Sounding Soil – healthy soil makes noise
Soils that are alive make sounds – and soils that are cultivated in different ways sound different from one another. The research and art project “Sounding Soil” makes these sounds audible. Biovision uses “Sounding Soil” to sensitise the population, students, farmers and decision makers about sustainably managing soils.
CLEVER – sustainable consumption
The CLEVER travelling exhibition raises young people’s awareness for sustainable consumption. Every day we make countless decisions about our diet: Do we eat meat or cook vegetarian? Organic or conventional? CLEVER provides answers so that young people can make better purchasing decisions.
Strong Communities and Organic Farming in Malawi
This project supports a training and research centre for agroecological agriculture in Malawi. Farmers involved in the project test different cultivation methods to find ways to increase their food security and reduce dependence on artificial fertilizers. An important aspect of the project is the cooperation between men and women to raise everyone’s awareness of the work and share in its success.
Agroecology Centre in Tanzania
This project promotes the application of agroecological practices along the entire value chain. The focus is on reaching an understanding between pastoralists and farmers, whose needs are very contradictory. Training in agricultural cultivation, the creation of processing facilities, and marketing opportunities improve farmers’ livelihoods and enhance the region’s natural environment.
Beekeeping and Mangrove Protection in Zanzibar
The project combines beekeeping with sustainable forest use. Through the use of bees, the people promote the pollination of surrounding plants and have an additional source of income through the honey. They can use the wood they receive from the reforestation measures without destroying the sensitive mangrove forests.
Bees for Young Entrepreneurs
This project promotes beekeeping among youth. Through training in the production and processing of honey, they improve their income and promote biodiversity. In this way, young people in particular are offered an opportunity to reduce unemployment and the need to emigrate.
Food Security in Rural Ethiopia
This project counteracts severe erosion through the construction of earthen embankments, sustainable farming methods and reforestation. Soil improvement ensures more reliable agricultural yields and is thus intended to support local people’s food security.
Trees for Animal Welfare
This project investigates how using trees in livestock farming contributes to better livestock health and to the conservation and improvement of pasture land. Agroforestry is a promising concept that also has the potential to improve local people’s economic situation.
Information System for Diseases and Droughts
This project supports the development of a disease outbreak information and early warning system to better protect humans and animals from epidemics or harmful environmental occurrences. Its aim is to better protect the health and livelihoods of livestock farmers.
Reviving Traditional Knowledge
As society changes, valuable knowledge about the sustainable use of soil, water and seeds is increasingly being forgotten. With the project partner Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE), we promote traditional knowledge and bring it together with new findings.
Innovative Disease Prevention for Animals and People
People who live and work with animals are particularly at risk of contracting malaria or sleeping sickness. This project promotes integrated vector management as a multifaceted and sustainable method of disease prevention and control.
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
The effects of climate change, depleted soils, disease and pest infestation and missing support are key challenges for smallholder farmers in East Africa. Awareness that a profound transformation of food systems is needed to solve these problems is also growing in many African countries. For this transformation to succeed, “change makers” are needed.
Push-Pull: Diversity through Participatory Research
Push-Pull is an agroecological method that can significantly increase maize and sorghum yields without using pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Push-pull controls pests while improving the soil’s water retention and fertility. In addition, the push-pull method generates valuable feed for cattle.
Regreening Africa – comeback of Kenya’s green space
Western Kenya is characterised by severe soil erosion caused by deforestation, the cultivation of intensive monocultures and overgrazing of green areas. Within the framework of the EU project “Regreening Africa”, Biovision supports applied research to optimise countermeasures.