"The global forum has wasted the chance to consider real alternatives to our corporate-led, environmentally harmful ways of producing what we eat."
Malnutrition, biodiversity crisis, climate change: we urgently need to rethink our food system. Here’s how we can bring about its transformation.
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.
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.
Sustainably transforming food systems through agroecology was officially recognized by key actors at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit as one of the game changing solutions.
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Since its foundation 10 years ago, SAT has been able to enthuse thousands of farmers about the benefits of agroecological agriculture. In 2020, the ancillary social enterprise SAT Holistic Group created a market for women agroecological producers. In this interview, Alexander Wostry revealed the recipe behind SAT’s success.
Global food security is increasingly under threat. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how vulnerable our food supply chains are. In the medium term, however, a changing climate, together with dramatic biodiversity loss, is the much bigger challenge.
The tomato leaf miner moth "Tuta absoluta", which originates from South America, became a nightmare for tomato producers worldwide within a few years. Luckily today, there are effective organic methods of pest control, as a visit to the tomato canton in Switzerland shows.
What started small 10 years ago has become a very big deal: Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), Biovision’s longstanding partner organization, was granted the prestigious One World Award. We are delighted for the international recognition of our friends in Morogoro – and also proud.
As part of the “Stop Malaria” project, Biovision and its partner organization icipe tested a new method for malaria prevention. The method proves to be extremely successful.
The fall armyworm has spread across the African continent at an incredible pace and robbed millions of farmers of their livelihoods. Synthetic pesticides have proven to be ineffective, but rescue is now in sight: Biovision’s partner organization icipe has found an ecological solution to the plague this pest has created.
French-speaking Switzerland aims to limit the use of synthetic pesticides in arboriculture. With great success!
Two popular initiatives in Switzerland being put to the vote in June call for a move away from synthetic pesticides. The controversy surrounding a pesticide in the 1940s was the starting point of the organic movement.
Silke Bollmohr, an ecotoxicologist and agricultural advisor in East Africa, investigated the spread of highly hazardous pesticides in Kenya on behalf of local NGOs. The results startled politicians and the population – and triggered a movement.
Simon Gottwalt, Biovision programme officer for health, is calling for more solidarity. And warning that if we forget Africa when we vaccinate, it will ultimately affect us.
Carole Küng, co-director of the "SDSN", calls for increased Swiss commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The second wave of coronavirus is currently hitting the people of sub-Saharan Africa with full force – including in the Biovision project countries in the eastern part of the continent.
Hundreds of financial institutions have pledged support for sustainable development and efforts around climate change and biodiversity. In reality, however, only a tiny proportion of their agridevelopment investment is currently targeted at sustainable food systems.