What We Do


Through the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative and the Changing Course in Global Agriculture we undertake extensive research on policies that are agriculturally sound and promote practices that favor such policies. Food security, economic growth and environmental stability are the foundation of the policies we work to promote.


Smallholder farmers are the drivers of many African economies but unfortunately their potential is undermined. Most of these families rely solely on farming for their income but struggle to make a decent living due to low yields caused by inappropriate farming methods and unavailability to access such information.  

Priority Areas

Information Communication

Generation and dissemination of knowledge and information on ecologically sound and useful innovations in human, animal, plant and environmental health

Research and Development

Undertaking research into special issues and challenges facing smallholder farmers in order to provide useful and practical solutions.

Capacity Development

Educational and empowerment programs amongst small-holder communities in partnership with other players

From L: Peter Sidler (SDC), David Amudavi (BvAT), Manuel Flury (SDC) and Andi Schriber (Biovision Foundation) at the BvAT Exhibition SDC Conference.

Resource Mobilization

Provision of grants and technical assistance to public charitable trusts or organizations working with rural communities in organic agriculture

Our Programmes


My little flock of chicken hatched 50 chicks. Unfortunately, all were swept away by disease. I was demoralized until I met Mr. Anthony Musili, from Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT), who rekindled my hope in poultry farming,” Ms Philip says smiling.

Esther Philip

Do not expect quick results. Dairy farming is exciting but needs a lot of patience.

Retired Senior Chief Josiah Arende Ngoje