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News

21.01.2021

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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13.01.2021

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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13.01.2021

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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11.01.2021

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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07.01.2021

“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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01.01.2021

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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31.12.2020

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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28.12.2020

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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25.12.2020

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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23.12.2020

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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21.12.2020

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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14.12.2020

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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11.12.2020

Good news from our projects in East Africa

Despite the pandemic and the resulting circumstances and travel restrictions, the popular International Training Course on Organic Agriculture could be held. The motivated alumi are now taking the newely gained knowledge back to their communities.

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09.12.2020

“We can and must act now!”

At the “forum KURSWECHSEL”, activist Dominik Waser, member of the Council of States Maya Graf, natural cook Rebecca Clopath and FOAG Director Christian Hofer were in agreement: everyone must pull together to bring about a change of course in agriculture.

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08.12.2020

Food Waste & Biodiversity

We are currently experiencing drastic biodiversity loss. Of eight million animal and plant species, one million are threatened by extinction.

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19.11.2020

Can the food on our plates prevent future pandemics?

Despite the complex relationship between agriculture and diseases like COVID-19, a seemingly trivial choice – the food on our plates, and how it’s produced – can significantly influence the emergence of infectious diseases.

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17.11.2020

Organic farming in Tanzania

In the Morogoro region, organic farming was able to establish itself - our partner organisation SAT played a central role in this.

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12.11.2020

“The younger generation has realized: for us to have a future, things must change now”

Biovision CEO Frank Eyhorn on the role Biovision can play in transforming food systems – and where he sees reason for hope.

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05.11.2020

Ingeniously simple

Covid-19 prevention is now being carried out as part of Biovision’s malaria prevention project – simply but effectively.

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19.10.2020

Beacons of Hope

Is agroecology of any use against climate change? Are there any practical examples that point the way towards an ecological and sustainable future? Biovision has sought – and found some answers.

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07.10.2020

I hope the solutions we propose will fall on fertile ground

Biovision President and winner of the World Food Prize explains in an interview what surprised him while working on the new publication “Transformation of our food systems” – and what gives him hope.

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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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