Switzerland

Biovision implements projects in Switzerland that raise awareness about sustainable living and food systems. Society, politics and business all have a significant influence on Switzerland’s ecological footprint. In its projects in Switzerland, Biovision raises awareness in equal measure among civil society, politics and business. It implements projects both by itself and in cooperation with partners from science and practice.

Projects

Switzerland

Politics
Switzerland

Food Future Switzerland

“Food Future Switzerland” makes a substantial contribution to the current discussion on future holistic policies for a healthy and sustainable food system in Switzerland. For the first time in Switzerland, a national citizens’ council will gather and develop recommendations for concrete measures on food policy, and a scientific expert panel will develop and present current proposals.
Politics
Switzerland

Transforming the Swiss Food System

Biovision advocates for a solution-oriented and science-based political framework that makes a transformation towards a sustainable Swiss food system possible. To this end, Biovision is involved in networks such as the Agrarian Alliance and Agriculture with a Future.
Politics
Switzerland

Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland, SDSN for short, is committed to promoting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in politics, society, business and science. The individual actors are networked with each other in order to jointly develop sustainable solutions for the current problems of our time. SDSN is a United Nations initiative.
Knowledge
Switzerland

Sounding Soil – healthy soil makes noise

Soils that are alive make sounds – and soils that are cultivated in different ways sound different from one another. The research and art project “Sounding Soil” makes these sounds audible. Biovision uses “Sounding Soil” to sensitise the population, students, farmers and decision makers about sustainably managing soils.
Consumption
Switzerland

CLEVER – sustainable consumption

The CLEVER travelling exhibition raises young people’s awareness for sustainable consumption. Every day we make countless decisions about our diet: Do we eat meat or cook vegetarian? Organic or conventional? CLEVER provides answers so that young people can make better purchasing decisions.

Articles

Switzerland

About us

Welcome to the Biovision foundation board!

Former Biovision Programme Officer Shruti Patel was elected to the Foundation Board at the end of June. In her new role, she will continue to support Biovision’s work and put first-class scientific research into practice.
Consumption

Scout youth as a role model for the nutrition of the future

Scouts learn how to protect the environment and take care of nature. CLEVER is now showing them at the “mova” national Scout camp how they can also behave in an environmentally conscious way in their everyday lives with sustainable consumption.
Knowledge

Soil – The voice of biodiversity

The research of Marcus Maeder, main initiator of the Biovision project Sounding Soil, shows scientifically for the first time: the biodiversity and intensity of underground life can be measured acoustically.
Agriculture, Knowledge

Our live(lihood)s depend on the soil

The soil beneath our feet forms the basis for life, food production and biodiversity. Public awareness of the importance of this key resource is meager, however. This is why we are dedicating the focus of the first half of 2022 to soil.
Agriculture, Knowledge

More diversity – more sustainability!

The Biovision Symposium 2021 was all about diversity. Diversity has many positive effects: from protection against the effects of climate change to pesticide reduction and healthier food.
Knowledge

“The Swiss diet has a large global footprint. We have to change that!”

Agriculture and food are responsible for 40 percent of climate change. The UN Food Summit in September brought international attention to the issues of food security and food sovereignty. What is happening in Switzerland to achieve fairer and more sustainable food? And how do we get closer to a sustainable food system? An interview with Daniel Langmeier, Biovision policy advisor and co-founder of the action network “Agroecology Works!” and Carole Küng, co-director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland. Wir haben nachgefragt, bei Daniel Langmeier, Biovision-Politikberater und Mitgründer des Aktionsnetzwerks «Agroecology Works!» und Carole Küng, Co-Leiterin des Sustainable Development Solutions Network Switzerland (SDSN).
Consumption

“Everyone should earn something from the hibiscus tea”

The Zurich start-up Five Good Goods only sells products that the producers really earn money from – and stands for fair working conditions and prices. The hibiscus tea from the Biovision partner organisation Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is one of the products that has made it into the start-up’s online shop. Owner Johannes Küng tells us in an interview what makes the tea so valuable.
Agriculture, Knowledge

The tomato leaf miner – a nightmare in Kenya and Switzerland

The tomato leaf miner moth “Tuta absoluta”, which originates from South America, became a nightmare for tomato producers worldwide within a few years. Luckily today, there are effective organic methods of pest control, as a visit to the tomato canton “Geneva” in Switzerland shows.