Biovision

For a healthy planet thanks to sustainable food and ecological development

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Biovision Annual Report 2021

As a relatively small organization, Biovision achieves a lot of impact from the local to the international level. Find out how we succeed in doing this in our annual report.

Facts and Figures

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7500 signatures for agroecology in Switzerland

During one week, 45 organizations held 33 public online and in-person events about agroecology –from discussions among farmers to farm visits and exchange about latest research results with experts. Around 850 people attended. More than 7,500 people signed the petition “Promote agroecology – in Switzerland and worldwide”.

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40 projects in 7 African countries

Last year we carried out 40 projects in Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Uganda. The coronavirus pandemic continued to create difficulties in many aspects of our activities. It was possible to keep most of the work going, however.

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350 policy makers from 5 continents

With now more than 350 members from all continents, the “Food Policy Forum for Change” provided regular exchange in 2021. The aim of the forum is to foster exchange between policy makers worldwide to achieve the breakthrough of agroecology as a concept for sustainable food systems.

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Our projects

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.

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.

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.

Articles and stories

Consumption

“Everyone should earn something from the hibiscus tea”

The Zurich start-up Five Good Goods only sells products that the producers really earn money from – and stands for fair working conditions and prices. The hibiscus tea from the Biovision partner organisation Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is one of the products that has made it into the start-up’s online shop. Owner Johannes Küng tells us in an interview what makes the tea so valuable.
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.
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.

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Become a member

As a member of Biovision, you become part of an organization that is consistently committed to improving living conditions in sub-Saharan Africa over the long term. You make a decisive contribution to ensuring that the people in our projects can sustainably improve their living conditions through ecological methods. In addition, your contribution supports the important work of raising awareness in politics and among consumers.