Knowledge

Developing and disseminating knowledge is especially important to Biovision. Only if research provides answers to real problems, such as how to deal with climate change, can it contribute to a sustainable food system. At the same time, this knowledge must be disseminated to the outside world, to those who are affected by climate change or who can contribute to greater sustainability through their behavior.

Articles about

Knowledge

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.
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).
Knowledge

New malaria vaccine brings hope

After decades of research, an international research group has succeeded in developing a vaccine against malaria. It is a milestone in the fight against malaria – but it alone will not eradicate the deadly disease.
Knowledge

Agroecology helps against climate change

A new study by Biovision and the FAO concludes that agroecology increases the resilience of farms against the consequences of global warming.
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.

Projects about

Knowledge

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.
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.
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.
Knowledge
Ethiopia

Bees for Young Entrepreneurs

This project promotes beekeeping among youth. Through training in the production and processing of honey, they improve their income and promote biodiversity. In this way, young people in particular are offered an opportunity to reduce unemployment and the need to emigrate.