Project overview

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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Knowledge, Politics
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.
Knowledge, Politics
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.
Knowledge
International, Kenya, Switzerland

More Research for Agroecology

The project aims to strengthen systemic research in agroecology. A study with renowned international partners analysed relevant cash flows and the most important points of leverage.
Politics
Switzerland

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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
International, Kenya

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.
Politics
International

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.
Politics
Switzerland

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.
Politics
Switzerland

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.
Knowledge
Switzerland

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.
Consumption
Switzerland

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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Malawi

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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Uganda

Forest School Mpigi, Uganda

Traditional healers play an important role in health care in rural Uganda. Training in organic farming methods increases their understanding of sustainable medicinal plant use and therefore conserves forest resources.
Agriculture
Tanzania

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.
Agriculture
Tanzania

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.
Knowledge
Ethiopia

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.
Agriculture
Ethiopia

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.
Agriculture
Ethiopia

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.
Knowledge
Ethiopia

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.
Agriculture
Kenya

Local Seed Increases Biodiversity

This project promotes the establishment of a seed bank and trains farmers in cultivating and collecting traditional seeds to promote higher diversity in their fields and ultimately on their families’ plates.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Kenya

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.
Agriculture
Kenya

Camels for Drought Areas

Northern Kenya faces frequent drought but camels, unlike cattle, can cope well. This project encourages pastoralist families to convert their operations to raising camels and supports camel milk marketing throughout the value chain.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Kenya

Long-term System Comparison

This research project examines how organic farming can be profitable in tropical climates and thus ensure greater food security. The focus is on the involvement of the farmers during the research process to ensure practicable solutions.
Agriculture
Kenya

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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Agroecology Seminar

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.
Agriculture
Kenya

Sustainable Grazeland Management

Livestock farming forms the basis livelihoods of the populations in northern Kenya, but grazing land is degraded by overuse and deforestation. The project strengthens sustainable use of grazing land through a two-pronged approach.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Kenya, Zimbabwe

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.
Knowledge
Kenya, Tanzania

Farmer Communication Programme

Biovision’s Farmer Communication Programme (FCP) is a multimedia package that disseminates information via magazine, radio, internet and personal advice in the field.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Kenya

Sustainable tomato production in Kenya

Tomatoes are currently being produced in Kenya with large amounts of insecticides because of high pressure from pests. The tomato leaf miner moth Tuta absoluta, for example, can cause total crop failure.
Agriculture
Kenya

Integrated Fruit Fly Control

Mangoes offer a lucrative sales market, but fruit flies introduced into the area have cause massive damage to farmers’ harvests. Biovision supports the use of integrated methods to control this pest.
Knowledge
Kenya

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.