Biovision

For a healthy planet thanks to sustainable food and ecological development

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In focus

Key Results of the Agroecology Dialogues

The discussions of three thematic dialogues with up to 90 participants from various sectors are now summarized in policy briefs with recommendations for policy makers and research organisations.

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.

UNO Sitz in Genf, Schweiz

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.

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.

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.

Articles and stories

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.
Landwirtschaft, Politik

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.

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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.