Push-Pull. In practical training they share their knowledge: from farmer to farmer." />Push-Pull. In practical training they share their knowledge: from farmer to farmer." />



Knowledge creates food

Development is based on knowledge. Biovision promotes the development and dissemination of holistic solutions.

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#WorldFoodDay 2019

In order to improve global food security, we need more knowledge about what we can do in the global north to combat hunger in the world. In our video series on #WorldFoodDay we take a stand.

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Success in fight against hunger and poverty

Monica and Joseph Gatobu have done it! The couple, who have a small farm in Meru, no longer rely on food aid. By adopting organic methods of cultivation and finding new niche markets they have found a way out of poverty.

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A fatal attraction

Plants and insects communicate extensively with each other. For example, they send out mating calls and false promises, and this is the characteristic used by Push-Pull. How does the ecological pest control method Push-Pull work? An interview with our expert and a detailed info graphic show it.

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Swiss Television SRF presents Hans Herren in a documentation about "Swiss Success Stories"

Swiss television is showing a documentary about Hans Herren, the founder and president of Biovision. The first broadcast will take place on Friday 13 September at 9 p.m. (CET).

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How agroecology works against climate change

The consequent use of agroecological methods can alleviate the causes of climate change and the consequences of global warming for humans. The following 5 answers and an infografic show you how.

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“These days, we’ve got enough to eat”

Janet Dzimiri, a smallholder from Zimbabwe, was unable to feed her family after the death of her husband. The turning point came when Jona Mutasa, also a smallholder from Zimbabwe, told her about a new method of maize cultivation.

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IPCC special report confirms Biovision's approach to the climate crisis

On 8th August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the first major climate change report on the world’s terrestrial ecosystems.

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Small farmers in the fast lane

In Simbabwe thousands of small holders already learnt to protect their crops from pests through the organic push-pull farming practice.

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Swiss development cooperation 2021-2024: Use Agenda 2030 as a compass!

Responding to the Federal Council's message on Swiss development cooperation 2021 - 2024, Biovision calls for international cooperation to be aligned with implementing Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.

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Climate Crisis: Cooperation with the FAO and FiBL

How can smallhold farmers in sub-Saharan Africa protect themselves more effectively from the climate crisis to maintain food security and livelihood? A joint study by FAO, FiBL and Biovision is looking for concrete answers.

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21 Inspring Examples of a Sustainable Food Future

New report celebrates pioneering initiatives disrupting the status quo and sets out how to accelerate food system transformation.

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Why the tomato is under threat

It's impossible to imagine cuisine without the tomato. But an invasive pest is destroying tomato harvests around the globe. How integrated pest management helps.

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«In time, it will become more expensive to work against nature than to work with it»

The Pesticides Initiative calls for a ban on all synthetically produced pesticides. Biovision founder and foundation president Hans R. Herren explains why Biovision supports the initiative.


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2019 Earth Overshoot Day

The world's renewable resources will be depleted by 29 July. Everything we consume from this date will be at the expense of future generations and the resilience of our planet. This year we are focusing on sufficiency.

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A sustainable future - through traditional knowledge

Smallholders withstand the pressure on natural resources on Mount Kenya. To do so, they also successfully draw on traditional knowledge.

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Frank Eyhorn appointed new CEO of Biovision

At its July meeting, the Foundation Board elected the successor to Andreas Schriber, who has been CEO of Biovision since 2003.

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"I have the mango fruit flies under control"

For years, farmers in sub-Saharan Africa feared for their mango harvest. The reason: The fruit fly. While they let the mangos rot on the tree, the icipe and Biovision found little heroines to stop the fruit fly.

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The female beekeepers of Dehana

Gender equality is also of great importance to Biovision in the bee project in Dehana, Ethiopia. Nevertheless, there are still high hurdles for women in their daily work.

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Highlights from our anniversary year

Who would have thought 20 years ago that one day so much attention would be given to ecology and a healthy environment? Our Annual Report 2018 has been published!

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Sweet temptation: A field report

The project "Beekeeping for Young Companies" has given young women and men in Sekota, Ethiopia, new hope since 2018. The holistic, entrepreneurial approach is intended to improve the ecological balance and combat rural outmigration and poverty. Nina Zenklusen, Marketing & Fundraising employee, was on site.

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Thanks to bees hope for a better future

Today is World Bee Day. Find out how young women and men in Ethiopia have a chance for the future thanks to modern beekeeping.

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Climate protection reaches schools

The Kantonsschule Büelrain wants to become the first climate school in Switzerland. And limits itself to reach its goal.

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Malaria Day 2019: More knowledge, less mosquitoes.

In Malindi, the risk of malaria for the population has decreased significantly. The model project of Biovision, icipe and KEMRI shows that the deadly disease can be controlled with environmentally friendly means.

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Cooperation creates synergies

With One Health, Biovision takes the biological similarity between humans and animals into account. The health of the two is closely linked. Learn more about this approach that saves time and money.

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