To protect against negative consequences of climate change, Biovision and its partners are launching a platform in Kenya for integrated solutions for agriculture.
Charlotte Pavageau from the Political Dialogue & Advocacy team shares her impressions and experiences during the 2nd Global Conference of the "One Planet Network" Sustainable Food Systems Programme held in Costa Rica at the beginning of February.
Organic farming in East Africa receives even more support: our sister organisation Biovision Africa Trust was awarded the contract by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to set up a Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture.
At first glance the soap production and the forest school do not have much in common. But the soap improves hygiene in the village, health and interest in the village group. Whoever joins it soon learns about the forest school in Mpigi and the opportunities for further education there.
A hot summer, discussions at the WEF in Davos or student strikes: everyone is talking about climate change and it is widely acknowledged today as an immense challenge. Biovision is looking for solutions in the field of agriculture. The focus is on agroecology.
Near the end of 2018, Biovision’s Policy and Advocacy Team launched the Agroecology Infopool Website. The platform combines current knowledge with exemplary methods and projects from the field of agroecology and serves as a reference hub to set the foundation for a common understanding of what agroecology can and should be.
In spite of their success, Mrs. and Mr. Lopus continue to live a simple life in the bush and to work with care. They invest the profits from the lucrative honey business carefully. They provide all children with a complete education - also the girls.
How can fair working conditions and organic production be combined with the cost pressure of a free market economy? "Fair Traders" shows the story of three protagonists with three successful approaches: Production of organic cotton in Tanzania and India, organic farm with village shop in Switzerland and production of zero waste clothes in Germany.
20 years Biovision highlights. 2016 - The long-term study in Kenya by FiBL, the Research Institute of Organic Study has shown that organic farming methods can achieve comparable yields to conventional methods. It can also increase the incomes of farmers in the longer term.
20 years Biovision highlights. 2015 - Biovision helps shape the change towards sustainable development in accordance with the UN's Agenda 2030. Through intensive lobbying, Biovision succeeded in placing agroecology in the UN's global sustainable development goals (SDG 2, No Hunger). The journey was long and intense. By 2015 Biovision had almost reached its goal.
Lack of water, scorched hay fields and fire bans: Liechtenstein* suffered from heat waves and drought last summer. But what do the weather extremes mean for farmers in the Global South? How can they address these complex challenges?
20 years Biovision highlights. 2014 - in the Tharaka Plain, east of Mount Kenya, communities face ever more frequent droughts. As part of their response to this threat, they are building on knowledge handed down from their forefathers and growing traditional, native varieties – with success.
20 years Biovision highlights. 2012 - At its annual conference in Rome, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) took initial steps towards implementing the mandate it was given at the Rio+20 conference. Biovision was well represented at the talks. We are now seeking to ensure that the decisions taken at Rio are not watered down.
Maya Graf, Green National Councillor for Basel Land and an organic farmer has been elected to the Biovision Foundation Board. The election of Maya Graf provides us with the services of a highly qualified, well-connected and committed colleague,” said Biovision President Dr Hans Rudolf Herren with obvious pleasure.