Agriculture

Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change. At the same time, it is also acutely affected by the impacts of climate change, for example in the form of droughts and floods. Agroecology provides a solution to this dilemma: it is able to feed the population while maintaining an ecological balance. This is why Biovision promotes the development and application of agroecological methods in its projects on agriculture.

Articles about

Agriculture

Agriculture, Knowledge

Biovision in action at the world’s largest organic trade fair

Biofach in Nuremberg is the world’s largest trade fair for organic products and sustainable agriculture. It offers producers, traders and anyone interested a platform for exchanging ideas and networking. Recently, Biovision employees were also among the participants.
Agriculture, Consumption

Agroecological awakening in Murang’a

To ensure the long-term food security of people in the Kenyan district of Murang’a, agroecology has been enshrined in law. Biovision supported both the local authorities and the population in the process.
Agriculture, Knowledge

Healthy Animals – Healthy People

In southern Kenya, a new approach to reducing malaria and other tropical diseases is being tested with active involvement of villagers. The initial findings are promising.
Agriculture

“Engaging women farmers is the key to our success”

For 20 years, Esther Lupafya and Rachel Bezner Kerr have been working together for healthy nutrition in Malawi. In this interview, the founders of Biovision’s partner organisation “Soils, Food and Healthy Communities” (SFHC) talk about gender norms and the power of knowledge exchange and participatory research.
Agriculture

Food security in rural Ethiopia

In southwestern Ethiopia, rural households are struggling with soil degradation and crop failures. Working together, they are taking measures to limit soil erosion and also to diversify their sources of income, in order to protect themselves from crises.
Agriculture, Politics

For Overcoming the Global Food Crisis, We Need More Agroecology

Reducing organic production to fight the food crisis would be disastrous. Much more urgent for overcoming the crisis is the transformation to a sustainable food system.
Agriculture

Fertile soil – thanks to participatory research

Ten years ago, the fields of Patrick Maive and Joyce Wangari hardly yielded anything. That all changed when they set out to make their soil fertile again, with the help of Kenyan researchers.
Agriculture

“Today I am no longer dependent on anyone.”

Beryl Atieno Munika has lived with a physical handicap since birth. As a young woman she was dependent on her parents. Then she attended a course in organic farming and took fate into her own hands.

Projects about

Agriculture

Agriculture
Tanzania

Radio programmes win millions of people in Tanzania for sustainability

Agriculture
Ethiopia

Building an entire economic sector with mangos

In Ethiopia, Biovision promotes mangos as a pivotal source of income. To ensure the sustainability of the crop, farmers are trained in agroeconomic practices, and their connections to entrepreneurs and authorities along the mango value chain are strengthened.
Agriculture, Markets
Kenya, Uganda

Neycha: The First Agroecology Accelerator and Fund

Agroecological enterprises are a key element in the transformation towards just and sustainable food systems. To enable them to scale up and create more local jobs and impact, we and our partner organization Shona set up the Neycha Accelerator & Fund to provide capacity building, networking and access to capital.
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.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Malawi

Strong Communities and Organic Farming in Malawi

This project supports a training and research centre for agroecological agriculture in Malawi. Farmers involved in the project test different cultivation methods to find ways to increase their food security and reduce dependence on artificial fertilizers. An important aspect of the project is the cooperation between men and women to raise everyone’s awareness of the work and share in its success.
Agriculture, Knowledge
Uganda

Forest School Mpigi, Uganda

Traditional healers play an important role in health care in rural Uganda. Training in organic farming methods increases their understanding of sustainable medicinal plant use and therefore conserves forest resources.
Agriculture
Tanzania

Agroecology Centre in Tanzania

This project promotes the application of agroecological practices along the entire value chain. The focus is on reaching an understanding between pastoralists and farmers, whose needs are very contradictory. Training in agricultural cultivation, the creation of processing facilities, and marketing opportunities improve farmers’ livelihoods and enhance the region’s natural environment.
Agriculture
Tanzania

Beekeeping and Mangrove Protection in Zanzibar

The project combines beekeeping with sustainable forest use. Through the use of bees, the people promote the pollination of surrounding plants and have an additional source of income through the honey. They can use the wood they receive from the reforestation measures without destroying the sensitive mangrove forests.