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

Knowledge, Politics
International, Kenya, Uganda

Investing in the Agroecological Business Case

In order to catalyse the scaling of agroecology and advance the transformation of the food system, this programme wants to increase the availability of suitable capital and build an enabling environment for agroecological enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Knowledge, Politics
International, Kenya, Uganda

Enabling policy frameworks for agroecology

The objective of the programme is to increase the sustainability of food systems in Sub-Saharan African and beyond by creating coherent and equitable policy frameworks that enable an agroecological transformation of food systems.
Knowledge
International, Kenya, Switzerland

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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
International, Kenya

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.
Politics
International

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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Kenya, Zimbabwe

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

About us

How Biovision Is Counteracting the Global Food Crisis

Higher food prices, halted grain deliveries, extreme droughts: the food situation has dramatically worsened for millions of people worldwide this year. It is particularly precarious in sub-Saharan Africa, where our organization runs around 50 projects. How is Biovision working to counteract the crisis?
Knowledge, Politics

Healthy soil is life!

Soil is the fundament for life on Earth, provides food and feed for all creatures above and below ground and plays a major role in climate protection! Soils bind atmospheric CO2, absorb rain water while prevent flooding, store water in long dry seasons, and buffer the extreme adverse impacts of the fast changing climate.
Politics

How agroecology is gaining momentum

Too complex, too time consuming, not implementable on a large scale – these are common prejudices against agroecology. Nevertheless, research results are increasingly showing that agroecology provides a convincing path to a sustainable food system. But one crux is how to fund it. How Biovision is now getting things moving.
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.