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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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The global sustainable development goals: Is Switzerland on track?

How will we know whether we have taken the right path towards achieving the UN sustainable development goals? SDSN Switzerland focuses on measuring success.

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World hunger continues to rise

The FAO World Hunger Report shows that ever more people are suffering from hunger. Hans R. Herren explains how agroecology can help achieve SDG 2’s aim for zero hunger.

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Healthy tomatoes

An invasive species of moth is threatening the livelihood of tomato farmers in Kenya. So many toxic substances have been used in the battle to control these pests that people are falling ill from their effects. However, ecological alternatives are available.

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"Sounding Soil sparked my curiosity!"

A piano teacher and a retired organic farmer from Schottikon ZH tried Biovision's Sounding Soil project – and for the first time in their lives, they heard the sound of the soil in their garden.

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Access to seed in East Africa

The legislation on seed breeding and trading in East Africa leaves little scope for small farmers. Why free access to seeds is crucial.

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The role of seeds for biodiversity

A new motion to simplify plant breeding highlights the importance of seeds for biodiversity and our food.

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Heroes and heroines of everyday life

In Malindi, Kenya, malaria has been effectively reduced. Mosquito Scouts such as Riziki Ramadhan have played an important role in the control of this infectious desease.

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Partnership between CEAS and Biovision

The Centre Ecologique Albert Schweitzer and Biovision enter into a partnership. Together they aim to promote sustainable development in Africa even more.

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How malaria can be kept in check

The Biovision project "Stop Malaria" has shown: With a holistic, ecological approach, the malaria mosquitoes can be decisively decimated.

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Malaria quelled

In Malindi, Kenya, the high incidence of malaria has been significantly reduced - a great relief especially now, in times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Could this be the end of malaria?

Scientists of our partner organisation icipe in Kenya found a microbe in mosquitos that blocks the transmission of malaria.

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No research, no change!

A new study by Biovision, IPES-Food and IDS shows that international research funds for agricultural development only slightly benefit sustainable projects.

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Holistic and effective

Gaining control over complex problems requires consideration of the different steps towards an adapted solution in their entirety. This is the Biovision approach.

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Project enables coronavirus tests in Ethiopia

A joint project set up a laboratory for coronavirus detection at short notice. This is important in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Ethiopia, a country with modest testing capacities.

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The sound of biodiversity

Acoustic diversity correlates to species richness of the organisms in the soil. The pioneering acoustic exploration in the Swiss project “Sounding Soil” was published in the scientific journal “Sound- scape”.

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What the Corona crisis has to do with our food

The Covid-19 pandemic is showing, before our eyes, that industrial agriculture poses an increasing threat – also to human health.

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Survey: Many thanks for your responses!

We want to be an organization that continuously learns. For that, we asked for feedback. An overwhelming 1200 donors responded. Here are selected results.

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Agroecology mitigates climate change impacts

A study by Biovision and the FAO clearly shows that agroecology increases the resilience of farms in East Africa – if it is applied holistically.

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