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How Biovision Is Counteracting the Global Food Crisis

Higher food prices, halted grain deliveries, extreme droughts: the food situation has dramatically worsened for millions of people worldwide this year. It is particularly precarious in sub-Saharan Africa, where our organization runs around 50 projects. How is Biovision working to counteract the crisis?
Agriculture

Food security in rural Ethiopia

In southwestern Ethiopia, rural households are struggling with soil degradation and crop failures. Working together, they are taking measures to limit soil erosion and also to diversify their sources of income, in order to protect themselves from crises.
About us

Welcome to the Biovision foundation board!

Former Biovision Programme Officer Shruti Patel was elected to the Foundation Board at the end of June. In her new role, she will continue to support Biovision’s work and put first-class scientific research into practice.
Knowledge, Politics

Healthy soil is life!

Soil is the fundament for life on Earth, provides food and feed for all creatures above and below ground and plays a major role in climate protection! Soils bind atmospheric CO2, absorb rain water while prevent flooding, store water in long dry seasons, and buffer the extreme adverse impacts of the fast changing climate.
Consumption

Scout youth as a role model for the nutrition of the future

Scouts learn how to protect the environment and take care of nature. CLEVER is now showing them at the “mova” national Scout camp how they can also behave in an environmentally conscious way in their everyday lives with sustainable consumption.
Agriculture, Politics

For Overcoming the Global Food Crisis, We Need More Agroecology

Reducing organic production to fight the food crisis would be disastrous. Much more urgent for overcoming the crisis is the transformation to a sustainable food system.
Agriculture

Fertile soil – thanks to participatory research

Ten years ago, the fields of Patrick Maive and Joyce Wangari hardly yielded anything. That all changed when they set out to make their soil fertile again, with the help of Kenyan researchers.
Knowledge

Soil – The voice of biodiversity

The research of Marcus Maeder, main initiator of the Biovision project Sounding Soil, shows scientifically for the first time: the biodiversity and intensity of underground life can be measured acoustically.

Projects about

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.