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Corona virus in Africa

We are currently monitoring the situation in our project countries and will provide information next week. We would like to recommend this podcast feature from the International Crisis Group.

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Update on the plague of locusts in East Africa

Locust swarms in East Africa continue to spread, and the plague’s next wave is already emerging. What countermeasures can we take?

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Josephine Ithiru: «Organic is the way to go»

Strong Women: She is one of the beneficiaries in the long-term system comparison in Kenya, where more than 200 farmers benefit directly from agricultural experimentation and training.

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I generally say “We’ll get it done”.

Maya Graf, organic farmer, Member of Biovision’s Board of Trustees, and recently-elected Member of the Swiss Council of States, presents an assessment of “2020, Year of Opportunities”.

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Fathiya M. Khamis wins Abdool Karim Award in Kenya

Scientist Fathiya M. Khamis has received the Abdool Karim Award for her research. Some of her work researching into integrated pest management is co-financed by Biovision.

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Locust Plague in East Africa

We're following the locust plague in East Africa with concern and are in close contact with our project partners in the affected countries.

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[Translate to English:] «Sinneswandel»-Podcast mit Hans Herren

Hören Sie zwei Episoden des Podcast «Sinneswandel» von Marilena Berends. Sie sprach mit Hans Herren über das Bienensterben, Artenvielfalt und Wege zu einer nachhaltigen, enkeltauglichen Landwirtschaft der Zukunft.

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Landmark agreement with Kenyan Media House

Information on relevant and proven ecological farming practices from Biovision will reach millions of Kenyans through a diverse mix of media channels.

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Milk expressway from the savannah to the city

Thanks to camels, hundreds of shepherd families in barren north-east Kenya now have a better life. But it’s not just them – the women of the Anolei Milk Cooperative also benefit.

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Lost food

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, one central factor in the fight against hunger has been ignored: food loss.

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Is our hope for a better world realistic?

On 1 January 2020, Dr. Frank Eyhorn has taken over the operational management of Biovision as the new Managing Director. Andreas Schriber, longtime CEO and co-founder of Biovision, met his successor for a talk.

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It needs to stink a bit - does it?

Behind the lucrative cheese business, however, are millions of federal francs – and, unfortunately, often also Brazilian rainforest.

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Increased income thanks to crowdordering

An innovative crowd-ordering project organized by Biovision, SAT and Gebana gives smallholder families from Morogoro, Tanzania, direct access to the market for their high-quality organically grown spices.

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Crazy how it sounds!

Hobby gardener Susanne Cetkovic listened to her soil—and was impressed.

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World Soil Day 2019

For World Soil Day 2019 Biovision wants to emphasise the importance of soil. Read about the connections between agroecology, soil and climate change.

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Biovision presents new study at COP25

Biovision presents its latest study at the World Climate Change Conference COP25 and shows how agroecology can contribute to climate protection.

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Does organic farming really harm the climate?

You’ve probably heard or read about it somewhere: A British study published in early November claimed that organic agriculture is bad for the climate. But what was the basis of this study and what are the facts?

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Where does cash for agricultural research go?

Biovision presents a new study on cash flows in agricultural research. Together with donors and researchers we aim to find ways of investing more funds into agroecological research.

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2019 Symposium: Optimistic athmosphere

Tina Siegenthaler said it best: "This is so powerful!" The young organic farmer and environmental activist from Dietikon, Zurich, said after the event, "800 people pulling together for the same cause—that makes a big impression.”

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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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