Global: JEU Localization Environment HA

Biovision and the Centre Ecologique Albert Schweizer (CEAS) jointly support inclusive ecological development of healthy, resilient, and prosperous communities in Sub-Sahara Africa by addressing root causes and effects of fragility. The Alliance promotes innovative solutions in agriculture and food systems, renewable energy, sanitation and health in collaboration with private sector and research. Biovision facilitates policy dialogue at local and international level on the sustainable transformation of food systems and the implementation of the Agenda 2030. 

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Canbiamento climatico ed ambiente
Riduzione dei rischi di catastrofi
Environmental policy
01.11.2023 - 30.04.2025
CHF  342’000
Contesto In Sub-Saharan Africa, widespread poverty and inequality are compounded by a growing population, climate change, environmental fragility and weak social capital. The COVID-19 pandemic, the severe drought in East Africa and Madagascar as well as worsening insecurity in Burkina Faso further jeopardize people’s lives and livelihoods. Despite agriculture being a mainstay of these economies, extreme poverty and malnutrition remains more prevalent amongst rural and pastoralist communities. Women and girls are disproportionately undernourished and lack ownership of productive assets. Inappropriate farming practices and heavy reliance on wood fuel are accelerating environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and soil depletion. Combined with shifting weather patterns, these factors expand the likelihood of pest invasions, leaving people vulnerable to natural threats. Access to sustainable agricultural technologies, information, and basic services such as waste management and electricity is patchy and unequal. Moreover, civil society often lacks the capacity to engage in local and national policy processes and so inadvertently reinforce poor service delivery, rural-urban divides, and weak government accountability. 
Obiettivi Inclusive ecological development: Healthy people and prosperous communities living in a sound environment
Effetti a medio termine

Outcome 1: Resilient livelihoods Improvement in the resilience, food security and incomes of vulnerable and marginalized smallscale producers through the use of ecological and innovative approaches. (responsibility: Biovision and CEAS)

Outcome 2: Sustainable communal services Improved and affordable access to waste management and sustainable energy at village and small town levels increase penetration rate of basic services. (responsibility: CEAS)

Outcome 3: Enhanced capacities CSOs, research institutions, SMEs and citizens are enabled to play their full role in inclusive and ustainable development. (responsibility: Biovision and CEAS)

Outcome 4: Enabling environment Coherent policies, improved funding and favorable institutional framework for scaling up agroecological innovations to enable a sustainability transformation of the food system. (responsibility: Biovision; contributions by CEAS)

Outcome 5: Raising awareness in Switzerland People living in Switzerland and institutions engage for achieving the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs as part of a global effort contributing to peace, sustainable development, security and wellbeing. (for this outcome no SDC-programme contribution must be used; responsibility: Biovision) 


Risultati principali attesi:   - Alliance members actively participated in Learning Journeys on Country Ownership and strengthening Civil Society as well as in PSEAH mainstreaming events organized by SDC and others, and they included PSEAH aspects in their project partner agreements. - In 2021, the Alliance actively participated in the UN Food Systems Summit, in collaboration with SDC and FOAG. - In June 2022, the Alliance in collaboration with GPFS organized an experience sharing workshop for Swiss Green Cluster organizations about "Agroecology for Development".

Risultati fasi precedenti:   - Substantial expansion of project portfolio in East Africa, with 9 new projects that started in 2021. - New cooperations with ICRISAT, ICRAF and the World Vegetable Center allow mainstreaming agro-ecological approaches in international organizations.  - Enhanced focus on supporting market linkages of farmers and SMEs. - Enabled almost 100’000 people to benefit from improved integrated health services. - Helped channeling almost $35M into agro-ecological research, training or businesses. - Organized 38 multi-stakeholder events in 2021. - Succeeded in nesting agroecology firmly in the UNFCCC negotiations. 

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Programma delle Nazioni Unite per l’ambiente

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    342’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    237’500 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF    93’749’400 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF   9’991’000