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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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Bacteria fights malarial mosquitoes

The “Stop Malaria” project’s holistic approach in Malindi, Kenya, has proven worthwhile: malarial mosquitoes and the deadly disease have been greatly reduced.

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"Here, social distancing is leading to a growing sense of mistrust."

Regina Muthama from Kenya has been training smallholders in the methods of ecological agriculture on behalf of Biovision since 2006. How is she finding the corona crisis in Machakos, where she herself lives?

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BvAT provides reliable information on COVID-19

Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) has swiftly adapted its programmes: Through its channels BvAT informs the rural population, even in remote areas, about the danger of the corona virus and the necessary protective measures.

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Covid-19 in Africa: The next harvest is even more important now

What does the situation look like for our project partners in sub-Saharan Africa?

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Corona in Tanzania: Effects on smallholder families

In a video interview, Alexander Wostry tells us what official restrictions mean for Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania and smallholder farming families.

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Corona virus in Africa

We are currently monitoring the situation in our project countries and will provide information next week. We would like to recommend this podcast feature from the International Crisis Group.

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Update on the plague of locusts in East Africa

Locust swarms in East Africa continue to spread, and the plague’s next wave is already emerging. What countermeasures can we take?

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Josephine Ithiru: «Organic is the way to go»

Strong Women: She is one of the beneficiaries in the long-term system comparison in Kenya, where more than 200 farmers benefit directly from agricultural experimentation and training.

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I generally say “We’ll get it done”.

Maya Graf, organic farmer, Member of Biovision’s Board of Trustees, and recently-elected Member of the Swiss Council of States, presents an assessment of “2020, Year of Opportunities”.

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Fathiya M. Khamis wins Abdool Karim Award in Kenya

Scientist Fathiya M. Khamis has received the Abdool Karim Award for her research. Some of her work researching into integrated pest management is co-financed by Biovision.

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Locust Plague in East Africa

We're following the locust plague in East Africa with concern and are in close contact with our project partners in the affected countries.

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Landmark agreement with Kenyan Media House

Information on relevant and proven ecological farming practices from Biovision will reach millions of Kenyans through a diverse mix of media channels.

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