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24.05.2019

Sweet temptation: A field report

The project "Beekeeping for Young Companies" has given young women and men in Sekota, Ethiopia, new hope since 2018. The holistic, entrepreneurial approach is intended to improve the ecological balance and combat rural outmigration and poverty. Nina Zenklusen, Marketing & Fundraising employee, was on site.

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20.05.2019

Thanks to bees hope for a better future

Today is World Bee Day. Find out how young women and men in Ethiopia have a chance for the future thanks to modern beekeeping.

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26.04.2019

Climate protection reaches schools

The Kantonsschule Büelrain wants to become the first climate school in Switzerland. And limits itself to reach its goal.

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25.04.2019

Malaria Day 2019: More knowledge, less mosquitoes.

In Malindi, the risk of malaria for the population has decreased significantly. The model project of Biovision, icipe and KEMRI shows that the deadly disease can be controlled with environmentally friendly means.

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12.04.2019

Cooperation creates synergies

With One Health, Biovision takes the biological similarity between humans and animals into account. The health of the two is closely linked. Learn more about this approach that saves time and money.

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01.04.2019

New partnership with great innovative potential

The Swiss Tropical Institute (SWISS TPH) and Biovision are now project partners. Simon Gottwalt, molecular biologist and project officer at Biovision, presents the new joint project "One Health" in Ethiopia.

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01.04.2019

New engagement in East-Africa as of 2020

Andi Schriber, CEO of Biovision for many years, will transfer his activities to the further development of our sister organisation Biovision Africa Trust.

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28.03.2019

Healthy animals, healthier people

Pastoralists in Isiolo County (Kenya) live cheek by jowl with their animals – a closeness that brings with it risks to human health.

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26.03.2019

The value of biodiversity

Why preserving soil diversity can save us from the next famine.

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15.03.2019

Climate change is global

Biovision Spring Event 2019: The consequences of climate change are increasingly being felt. Once again, the poorest in the global South are existentially affected. But Switzerland is also challenged!

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08.03.2019

Protecting Kenya’s agriculture from climate change

To protect against negative consequences of climate change, Biovision and its partners are launching a platform in Kenya for integrated solutions for agriculture.

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05.03.2019

SDSN Switzerland Assembly 2019

Members and partners met in Bern end of January to discuss how we as a community of researchers and practitioners can collectively work together on meaningful solutions to achieve the SDGs in Switzerland in 2030.

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27.02.2019

Good examples make a difference

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.

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19.02.2019

One-on-one adivce for farmers in Kenya

The Biovision Africa Trust stand at the agricultural fair in Machakos Town gives authoritative answers to the trickiest of questions.

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15.02.2019

Biovision Africa takes lead for Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture

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.

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07.02.2019

First the soap, then the school.

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.

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29.01.2019

Agriculture: Offender and Victim

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.

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24.01.2019

From Darkness to Light

Ten minutes before eleven o’clock, Tausi Maginila and her companion Madogo Issa arrived at the market in Mkujuni – far too late to buy vegetables. That didn’t bother the Tanzanian farmers, who had arrived for a photo shoot.

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23.01.2019

Agroecology Infopool Website

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.

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21.01.2019

The Lopus family and honey

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.

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11.01.2019

Start Fair Traders: February 14, 2019

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.

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04.01.2019

Talking not fighting

Land is in short supply in Tanzania. Settlements continue to grow; the smallholders have little land and the Maasai and their herds are increasingly reaching their limits. The result is armed conflict.

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02.01.2019

Real help

The real success of a project is not clear until it has been concluded. We put that statement to the test when we visited “Cabesi” four years after the end of the project. What did the Biovision commitment achieve in West Pokot?

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30.12.2018

Training to a high level

20 years Biovision highlights. 2017 - In Tanzania, the Training Centre for agro-ecology is now a destination of choice, benefiting farmers and like-minded organisations.

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28.12.2018

Here we go!

See 144 seconds of highlights from the videos with Sarah Wiener, Patrick Rohr, Vandana Shiva, Bertrand Piccard, Franz Hohler and many more, who congratulated Biovision on "20 years of real help" in 2018.

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