Agroecology to Tackle Climate Change

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent in sub-Saharan Africa. Droughts are increasing and rainy seasons are shifting or leading to flooding and destruction.

Conventional agriculture is both a major cause and a victim of climate change. The aim of this project is to integrate agriculture into the current international debate on climate issues. It will raise awareness amongst policymakers of the need for sustainable food systems. By encouraging agroecological methods, it will support small-scale farmers in the fight against climate change. Internationally (e. g. at climate conferences), it will advance the case for sustainable food systems. Nationally, the project will advise individual governments on how to implement their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) by providing a policy compass that helps to embed agroecological principles into agricultural strategies.

 


How agroecology helps to protect the climate

How does agroecology help to protect the climate? How does agar ecology strengthen resilience? The infographics explain the connections and the resulting synergies. Click on the image to view and download the infographics. (optimal representation when printed on A3)

Stories from this project

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. Read...

 

Does organic farming really harm the climate?

You’ve probably heard or read about it somewhere: A British study published in early November claimed that organic agriculture is bad for the climate. But what was the basis of this study and what are the facts? Read...

 

Überleben trotz Klimawandel

Available in German and French only

Auch für die traditionsbewussten Massai sind die Auswirkungen des Klimawandels deutlich spürbar. Ihr Vieh verendet, weil immer weniger Futter verfügbar ist. Lesen...

 

Climate Crisis: Cooperation with the FAO and FiBL

How can smallhold farmers in sub-Saharan Africa protect themselves more effectively from the climate crisis to maintain food security and livelihood? A joint study by FAO, FiBL and Biovision is looking for concrete answers. Read...

 

Climate protection reaches schools

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

 

Maisernte

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. Read...

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. Read...

 

Climate Change: Complex Challenges for Agriculture

Lack of water, scorched hay fields and fire bans: Liechtenstein* suffered from heat waves and drought last summer. But what do the weather extremes mean for farmers in the Global South? How can they address these complex challenges? Read...

 

Changing course is essential if we are to tackle climate change

How can the 1.5 °C goal still be reached? The CLARA report, to which Biovision also contributed, shows how make the shift. Read...