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21.01.2022

Bundesrat bekennt sich zur Agrarökologie

In seiner Antwort auf die Petition «Agrarökologie fördern» anerkennt der Bundesrat das Konzept als «entscheidenden Ansatz» für einen Wandel zu einem nachhaltigen Ernährungssystem.

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19.01.2022

Beryl Atieno Munika, farmer from Kenya

How Beryl boldly took a chance and now is a role model for the youth. The success story.

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14.01.2022

Thriller in the cornfield

Within arable fields and soils rages a battle to the death. At least in the push-pull fields of East Africa, beneficial insects are gaining the upper hand over pests.

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10.01.2022

Our live(lihood)s depend on the soil

The soil beneath our feet forms the basis for life, food production and biodiversity. Public awareness of the importance of this key resource is meager, however.

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06.01.2022

Best of 2021: A good reason to celebrate

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.

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03.01.2022

Best of 2021: The seminar on organic agriculture has more than inspired

The seminar on organic farming (ITCOA) could also take place last year. We asked the participant Dendry Hellen Oswago (age 22) a few questions about the ITCOA seminar, which the young woman gladly answered.

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30.12.2021

Best of 2021: Honey flows despite unrest, Corona and locusts

It was another 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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27.12.2021

Best of 2021: More resilient food systems thanks to agroecology

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.

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23.12.2021

Best of 2021: The Federal Council's strategy on the 2030 Agenda is ineffective

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

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17.12.2021

Best of 2021: Syngenta pesticides in Kenya

A study about the spread of highly hazardous pesticides in Kenya from Silke Bollmohr, an ecotoxicologist and agricultural advisor in East Africa, startled politicians and the population – and triggered a movement.

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14.12.2021

With Camels Out Of Poverty

Women in Isiolo County take their lives into their own hands. An animated photo story on Youtube about two camel keepers who support their families with the proceeds from milk sales.

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07.12.2021

Did the paradigm shift take place in 2021?

At the end-of-year interview, Biovision President Hans R. Herren and Executive Director Frank Eyhorn take stock of the progress of the transformation of food systems

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26.11.2021

Latest photos from Kenya

How are the camel herders of the Biovision project in Isiolo doing? Peter Lüthi and Christian Bobst were visiting Kenya and brought back news and breathtaking pictures.

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23.11.2021

The Biovision Symposium 2021 was all about diversity

Diversity - from field to fork - enhances food security and livelihoods in Africa. This was impressively demonstrated in our Symposium with guests and examples from Kenya and Tanzania. Watch the recording now.

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19.11.2021

“The Swiss diet has a large global footprint. We have to change that!”

What is happening in Switzerland to change course for a just and sustainable food system? Interview with Biovision experts Carole Küng and Daniel Langmeier.

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15.11.2021

New malaria vaccine gives hope – justifiably so?

Talk of a historic change in the fight against malaria: for the first time, the WHO is recommending the use of a vaccine. Has the disease finally been conquered?

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11.11.2021

COP26: Biovision’s role

Biovision’s policy experts brought the latest findings on agroecology and climate to the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.

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28.10.2021

Summit: Regenerative Urban Farming

In Kenya the community of enthusiasts striving towards regenerative farming is rapidly increasing, especially in urban and peri-urban areas. The ShambaJijini Online Summit is supported by Biovision and brings together Kenyan pioneers to share knowledge, experience and personal stories.

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25.10.2021

Banking on indigenous seed: investing in a healthier future

Vihiga, Kenya: researchers and farmers have established a community seedbank to cultivate traditional crops that can improve both health and livelihoods.

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12.10.2021

OPINION: UN summit stays silent on root causes of our failing food system

"The global forum has wasted the chance to consider real alternatives to our corporate-led, environmentally harmful ways of producing what we eat."

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22.09.2021

«‘Business as usual’ is not an option for the global food system»

Malnutrition, biodiversity crisis, climate change: we urgently need to rethink our food system. Here’s how we can bring about its transformation.

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21.09.2021

Food security in rural Ethiopia

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.

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14.09.2021

“Everyone should earn something from the hibiscus tea”

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.

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04.08.2021

Agroecology comes into focus at the UN Food Systems Summit

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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21.07.2021

Strengthening food systems transformation through agroecology

Join us for this interactive session on the 27th of July!

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