It all started with a vision, a common goal that guided Biovision founder Hans R. Herren and his friends. They were determined to develop and implement sustainable agricultural solutions, together with local people and through the application of science and expertise. Biovision’s first projects aimed to sustainably improve the living conditions of smallholder farmers in East Africa.
Further projects followed in East Africa, Switzerland and at an international level. All of them have been important steps for Biovision in promoting agroecology and impressively demonstrated viable approaches towards more sustainable food systems.
The vision of a healthy planet through sustainable food and ecological development is still the core of Biovision’s work to this day. By working together with our partner organizations, researchers and farmers, we gain many important insights and thus can continuously improve our projects. We are proud of what we have achieved so far. But the challenges of our time are vast.
Our goal is and remains to further establish agroecological practices through strong partnerships and to actively shape the transformation of food systems.
One of the biggest factors in the transformation of food systems lies in helping to shape political policies. That’s why we want to play an even more active role in decision-making bodies and set the agenda. We will stay on track to initiate the necessary change with targeted strategies and passion.
In our portrait series, the founder and our foundation board members give insights into their personal experiences at Biovision. We asked them three questions: which are the most memorable moments from the last 25 years of Biovision, which developments so far they are particularly proud of, and what they consider to be the biggest lever for turning the system around.
25 years of Biovision in photos
For our birthday, we have compiled a photo and video history that vividly depicts Biovision’s commitment and impact over the years.
Each image and video in this collection tells a unique story that is a testament to Biovision’s dedication and commitment to a healthy planet.
Browse through our image archive and join us on this journey through our photo and video gallery. Take a look back to see where we came from and look forward with us to the future we can create together.