Strong partners

Peter Lüthi, reporter

Biovision relies on competent and reliable local partners. The local organisations are close to the population, know their customs and have many years of experience in dealing with different peoples.

Borana man in Bulesa (Kenya), camels for drought areas project. Picture: Peter Lüthi / Biovision

This picture stands for the importance of knowing and respecting the nature of people, their traditions and their way of thinking and acting in our development projects. To this end Biovision relies on competent and reliable local partners. The local organisations are close to the population, know their customs and have many years of experience in dealing with different peoples, as well as a high level of expertise. Apart from this, cooperation offers very practical and tangible advantages: Our partner organisations have a functioning infrastructure, offices, vehicles and modern means of communication. This makes it unnecessary for Biovision to invest in infrastructure itself, and Biovision can instead use the donations directly and effectively.

  • At icipe, one of Biovision's most important partners, the vehicles are professionally maintained. The international insect research institute maintains a well-functioning infrastructure for applied field research.
  • In the Biovision project Farmer and Pastoralist Collaboration in Tanzania, the Masai are taking a big step: they are learning to plant vegetables and to obtain hay for drought periods. This was only possible thanks to our partner organisation Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) and its co-director Janet Maro.