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News

24.09.2020

Ten years after the IAASTD report – still business as usual?

A new book published by Biovision and the Foundation of Future Farming takes stock and concludes: the situation has drastically worsened. But signs of change are there.

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22.09.2020

“The desire for change is growing”

In Kenya, high-ranking representatives from politics, business and science discuss the implementation of agroecology. Martin Herren, Biovision project manager, explains in an interview why now is the right time for this.

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09.09.2020

Agroecology helps against climate change

A new study by Biovision and FAO concludes that agroecology increases the resilience of farms against the consequences of global warming.

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22.08.2020

Sapped, spent and washed out: We have depleted the Earth

The natural resources for the year 2020 have been used up – later than expected because of the coronavirus, but we are still living at the expense of future generations and biodiversity.

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21.08.2020

The global sustainable development goals: Is Switzerland on track?

How will we know whether we have taken the right path towards achieving the UN sustainable development goals? SDSN Switzerland focuses on measuring success.

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12.08.2020

World hunger continues to rise

The FAO World Hunger Report shows that ever more people are suffering from hunger. Hans R. Herren explains how agroecology can help achieve SDG 2’s aim for zero hunger.

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30.07.2020

Healthy tomatoes

An invasive species of moth is threatening the livelihood of tomato farmers in Kenya. So many toxic substances have been used in the battle to control these pests that people are falling ill from their effects. However, ecological alternatives are available.

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22.07.2020

"Sounding Soil sparked my curiosity!"

A piano teacher and a retired organic farmer from Schottikon ZH tried Biovision's Sounding Soil project – and for the first time in their lives, they heard the sound of the soil in their garden.

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10.07.2020

Access to seed in East Africa

The legislation on seed breeding and trading in East Africa leaves little scope for small farmers. Why free access to seeds is crucial.

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08.07.2020

The role of seeds for biodiversity

A new motion to simplify plant breeding highlights the importance of seeds for biodiversity and our food.

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03.07.2020

Heroes and heroines of everyday life

In Malindi, Kenya, malaria has been effectively reduced. Mosquito Scouts such as Riziki Ramadhan have played an important role in the control of this infectious desease.

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29.06.2020

Partnership between CEAS and Biovision

The Centre Ecologique Albert Schweitzer and Biovision enter into a partnership. Together they aim to promote sustainable development in Africa even more.

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24.06.2020

How malaria can be kept in check

The Biovision project "Stop Malaria" has shown: With a holistic, ecological approach, the malaria mosquitoes can be decisively decimated.

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19.06.2020

Malaria quelled

In Malindi, Kenya, the high incidence of malaria has been significantly reduced - a great relief especially now, in times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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16.06.2020

Could this be the end of malaria?

Scientists of our partner organisation icipe in Kenya found a microbe in mosquitos that blocks the transmission of malaria.

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10.06.2020

No research, no change!

A new study by Biovision, IPES-Food and IDS shows that international research funds for agricultural development only slightly benefit sustainable projects.

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27.05.2020

Holistic and effective

Gaining control over complex problems requires consideration of the different steps towards an adapted solution in their entirety. This is the Biovision approach.

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13.05.2020

Project enables coronavirus tests in Ethiopia

A joint project set up a laboratory for coronavirus detection at short notice. This is important in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Ethiopia, a country with modest testing capacities.

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11.05.2020

The sound of biodiversity

Acoustic diversity correlates to species richness of the organisms in the soil. The pioneering acoustic exploration in the Swiss project “Sounding Soil” was published in the scientific journal “Sound- scape”.

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08.05.2020

What the Corona crisis has to do with our food

The Covid-19 pandemic is showing, before our eyes, that industrial agriculture poses an increasing threat – also to human health.

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06.05.2020

Survey: Many thanks for your responses!

We want to be an organization that continuously learns. For that, we asked for feedback. An overwhelming 1200 donors responded. Here are selected results.

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28.04.2020

Agroecology mitigates climate change impacts

A study by Biovision and the FAO clearly shows that agroecology increases the resilience of farms in East Africa – if it is applied holistically.

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23.04.2020

Bacteria fights malarial mosquitoes

The “Stop Malaria” project’s holistic approach in Malindi, Kenya, has proven worthwhile: malarial mosquitoes and the deadly disease have been greatly reduced.

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16.04.2020

"Here, social distancing is leading to a growing sense of mistrust."

Regina Muthama from Kenya has been training smallholders in the methods of ecological agriculture on behalf of Biovision since 2006. How is she finding the corona crisis in Machakos, where she herself lives?

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09.04.2020

BvAT provides reliable information on COVID-19

Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) has swiftly adapted its programmes: Through its channels BvAT informs the rural population, even in remote areas, about the danger of the corona virus and the necessary protective measures.

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