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Biovision Foundation (BV)
Address: 
Heinrichstrasse 147
Zürich, ZH 8005
Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 512 58 58
Fax: +41 44 512 58 59

Biovision was founded in 1998 by Swiss World Food Prize recipient Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren, with the aim of sustainably improving life for people in Africa while conserving the environment as the basis for all life.

Biovision Foundation combats hunger and poverty, and is committed to the dissemination and application of ecological methods that sustainably improve living conditions in Africa whilst also conserving the environment. Biovision renders ‚help for self-help‘ and promotes ecological thought and action in both North and South.

In 2012, Biovision became the first Swiss Foundation to be granted General Consultative Status by the United Nations. This allows Biovision to take part in UN Conferences, participate in official discussions and organize side events in order to argue its case.

In 2013, Biovision and its founder Hans Rudolf Herren won the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.

Biovision Foundation is a charitable organization in Switzerland (ZEWO certified) and has a legal opinion for 501(c)(3) public charity equivalency in the United States.

Databases: 

FCP - Farmer Communication Programme

Dissemination of knowledge on ecological agricultural methods in Africa through various channels

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Long-Term System Comparison

Ecological farming in the tropics under scrutiny

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Changing Course in Global Agriculture (CCGA)

Biovision foundation's policy and advocacy project on the international and country level

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Towards Achieving Food and Nutrition Security, and Changing Course in Global Agriculture

Discussion Paper on

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SHIFT

Message from the High Level Roundtable on Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Post-2015 Agenda

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Glossary on Sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition

Providing technical background information and more to stakeholders and decision-makers

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Briefing Note: Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable food systems in view of the UNGA 2 nd Committee Resolution on "Agriculture development, food security and nutrition"

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Project Overview 2016/2017

Comprehensive overview of the foundation's projects on the international and country level

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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