International

Biovision holds United Nations consultative status. It promotes the development and implementation of suitable political framework conditions for an agroecological food system in its international projects. Biovision focuses on networking political, civil society and scientific actors; highlighting scientific findings and practical examples to enable mutual learning and exchange; and encouraging the private sector and philanthropy to invest in agroecology.

Projects

International

Forschende und Landwirt:innen messen eine Maispflanze aus.
Knowledge

More Research for Agroecology

The project aims to strengthen systemic research in agroecology. A study with renowned international partners analysed relevant cash flows and the most important points of leverage.
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Agriculture, Knowledge

Agroecology to Tackle Climate Change

In this project, Biovision highlights the links between agroecology and climate change by providing evidence on the technical and policy potential of agroecology to build resilient food systems.It aims to overcome major bottlenecks for upscaling agroecology through inclusive policy processes.
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Politics

Peer-to-peer exchange among policy makers

With the “Food Policy Forum for Change”, the project creates a platform where policy makers from around the world can learn from each other through mutual exchange and receive guidance in designing effective measures and initiatives for sustainable food systems.
Ein Push-Pull Feld mit hohen gesunden Maispflanzen neben einem konventionellen Feld.
Agriculture, Knowledge

Push-Pull: Diversity through Participatory Research

Push-Pull is an agroecological method that can significantly increase maize and sorghum yields without using pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Push-pull controls pests while improving the soil’s water retention and fertility. In addition, the push-pull method generates valuable feed for cattle.

Articles

International

Politics

Wie die Agrarökologie an Fahrt aufnimmt

Zu komplex, zu zeitaufwendig und nicht im grossen Stil umsetzbar – so lauten gängige Vorurteile zur Agrarökologie. Doch immer mehr Forschungsergebnisse zeigen: Sie ist sie ein überzeugender Ansatz für ein zukunftsfähiges Ernährungssystem. Eine Knacknuss ist die Finanzierung. Wie Biovision jetzt Schwung in die Sache bringt.
Consumption

Food security – Climate – Ecology: What progress has been made in 2021?

In 2021, the future of our food systems was hotly debated and sustainable solutions sought. In this interview, Biovision President Hans R. Herren and Executive Director Frank Eyhorn explain what came of these discussions and which levers Biovision will be pulling in the coming year. What progress towards sustainable food systems could be achieved in 2021? Hans R. Herren and Frank Eyhorn from Biovision in an interview.
Politics

Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow: Biovision’s role

At the end of October, Biovision’s Policy and Advocacy team travelled to Glasgow to represent Biovision’s position at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP26). They brought along the latest insights into agroecology and climate plus the goal of making sustainable, agroecological agriculture part of the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Knowledge, Politics

OPINION: UN summit stays silent on root causes of our failing food system

The global forum has wasted the chance to consider real alternatives to our corporate-led, environmentally harmful ways of producing what we eat.
Politics

Business as usual is not an option for the global food system

Outlook for the UN Food System Summit 23-24 September: Malnutrition, biodiversity crisis, climate change: we urgently need to rethink our food system. Here’s how we can bring about its transformation.
Knowledge, Politics

Tackling Climate Change with Agroecology

More and more people are affected by the consequences of climate change. Farmers in particular suffer from climate-induced weather extremes. Sustainable and more climate-resilient agricultural and food systems are therefore urgently needed.
Politics

Agroecology comes into focus at the UN Food Systems Summit

Sustainably transforming food systems through agroecology is at the heart of Biovision’s efforts to fight hunger and poverty. At the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit, agroecology was officially recognized by key actors as one of the game changing solutions.
Knowledge

Can the food on our plates prevent future pandemics?

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.