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World Board of IFOAM - Organics International 2017 - 2020

World Board of IFOAM - Organics International 2017 - 2020!


Places like Kakamega are endowed with predictable rains and ever-flowing rivers supplying water all year round. Many people have therefore taken this availability of water for granted and are shocked when they hear of other people suffering for lack of it in other places.


“Schooling in Europe, I saw organic products being sold in stores alongside conventionally produced products and the organic products were fetching premium prices. It got curious and later leant of the many benefits associated with organic products.


By José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


For a long time, there has been debate on the benefits of organic compared to conventional agriculture.


The Biovision Farmer Communication Programme and Biovision Africa Trust has received video recording equipment from Access Agriculture and can now communicate across all media chan


By José Graziano da Silva: The international community’s adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda has positioned the food and agriculture sector as a catalyst for achieving inclusive global growth and eradicating poverty and hunger.


There is strength in numbers, this is a popular adage upon which the Biovision Africa Trust is premised.


The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.


Dr. David Amudavi, the Director of Biovision Africa Trust talks about the the growth and achievements the EOA has made since its inception.

The EOA is an initiative emanating from the African Heads of State and Government decision on organic agriculture in Africa against the background of inadequacy and lack of sustainability in Agriculture and food security systems on the continent. The African continent is food insecure and threats from excessive external-input based agricultural practices on agroecosystems are becoming more and more evident.


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I was recently invited to a workshop where results of a study on factors influencing household adoption of renewable energy technologies in rural Kenya by the National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND). The study was commissioned with support from KIRDI and the Swedish Embassy in Kenya.