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." />



[Translate to English:] Die Welt ernähren ohne Gifte?

Ja – natürlich! Das Dossier von Biovision mit Berichten zum Thema synthetische Pestizide.

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«Wir müssen unsere Blase verlassen»

Während das eidgenössische Parlament die Strategie für eine nachhaltigere Schweizer Landwirtschaft endgültig versenkte, tagte online die Zukunft unseres Ernährungssystems: das Ernährungsparlament. Wie weiter in der Ernährungspolitik? Interview mit Isabel Sommer und Daniel Langmeier

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Biovision Strategy 2021–2024

Here's our strategy, which includes the vision, objectives, mission as well as fields of action and alliances of the Biovision Foundation for the next four years.

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Sustainable apples for French-speaking Switzerland

French-speaking Switzerland aims to limit the use of synthetic pesticides in arboriculture. With great success!

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How the dispute over a pesticide got the organic movement rolling

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.

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“Syngenta sells pesticides in Kenya that are banned in our country”

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.

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Womens Day 2021

Portrait: Dr Samira Mohamed is a researcher at icipe in Nairobi. At first she didn't understand a word she was saying at university - today she is an award-winning scientist.

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"Large supplies of vaccine doses come at the expense of poorer countries"

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.

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"Take action and be an example for others!"

Organic farmer and natural chef Rebecca Clopath on paths to more sustainable agriculture and the role food can play as a sensory experience.

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"Switzerland buys itself good sustainability scores at the expense of other countries"

Carole Küng, co-director of the "SDSN", calls for increased Swiss commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Covid-19 in Africa: the situation is coming to a head

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.

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Governments must lead the charge in agroecology

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.

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ITCOA has more than inspired

The successful seminar on organic farming (ITCOA) could also take place in 2020. We asked the participant Dendry a few questions about the ITCOA seminar, which the young woman gladly answered.

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Idealists out in the field

The vegetable cooperative "Pura Verdura" runs one hectare of land on the outskirts of Zurich with the model of Solidarity Farming (Solawi). We visited Rahel Fuchs, gardener in the cooperative, to ask her how well the model works.

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Our soil is alive!

Just under 200 participants in the Citizen Science Sounding Soil project listened to the soil in 2020 – and made some exciting discoveries.

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Honey flows despite unrest, Corona and locusts

2020 was a hard year for the participants of the Biovision project “Bees for Young Entrepreneurs” in Dehana, Ethiopia. But those responsible on the ground have managed to keep the successful project on track.

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How awareness raising works

Biovision and the Centre Ecologique Albert Schweitzer (CEAS) have agreed to form a strategic partnership from 2021 onwards. Raising awareness is an important area in both organisations. What does this mean?

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“I’d like a house with a tiled roof”

From the life of Bishar Dulo, a widow and mother of six from Boji in Kenya: As a camel owner for the Biovision project “Camels for Drought Areas” she can support her family.

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The Maasai dare to try new things

The Maasai are developing new strategies to adapt their way of life to the consequences of climate change and to reduce conflicts with arable farmers.

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Best of 2020: The 5 most popular stories of the year - Part 5

Read number 5 of our most popular web stories of 2020: In the beginning of 2020 East Africa was facing the worst desert locust plague in decades. Biovision helped with ecological pest control measures.

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Best of 2020: The 5 most popular stories of the year - Part 4

Most research funding in Sub-Sahara Africa supports industrial agriculture - instead of more sustainable agroecological methods.

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Best of 2020: The 5 most popular stories of Biovision - part 3

Lesen Sie unsere meist gelesenen Webgeschichten von 2020: Tomaten nachhaltig konsumieren - Worauf man bei einem verantwortlichen Tomaten-Einkauf achten kann.

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Best of 2020: The 5 most popular stories of the year - Part 2

Read the second of our most popular web stories of 2020: What the Corona crisis has to do with the food on our plates - About the Covid-19 pandemic and why industrial agriculture poses an increasing threat.

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Best of 2020: The 5 most popular stories of the year - Part 1

Read the first of our most popular web stories of 2020: Welcome hangers-on - About the environmentally friendly grain cultivation method "Push-Pull" and how it helps smallholder farming families in East Africa.

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Research made in Africa

For its 50th anniversary, our partner organisation icipe presents a collection of short films about pioneering research projects in organic farming and biological pest control.

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