Simon Gottwalt, Biovision programme officer for health, is calling for more solidarity. And warning that if we forget Africa when we vaccinate, it will ultimately affect us.
Carole Küng, co-director of the "SDSN", calls for increased Swiss commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The second wave of coronavirus is currently hitting the people of sub-Saharan Africa with full force – including in the Biovision project countries in the eastern part of the continent.
Hundreds of financial institutions have pledged support for sustainable development and efforts around climate change and biodiversity. In reality, however, only a tiny proportion of their agridevelopment investment is currently targeted at sustainable food systems.
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.
Most research funding in Sub-Sahara Africa supports industrial agriculture - instead of more sustainable agroecological methods.
Lesen Sie unsere meist gelesenen Webgeschichten von 2020: Tomaten nachhaltig konsumieren - Worauf man bei einem verantwortlichen Tomaten-Einkauf achten kann.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biovision CEO Frank Eyhorn on the role Biovision can play in transforming food systems – and where he sees reason for hope.