Biovision Africa Trust rolls out the second phase of the African Union led Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative with a grant from the Swiss Agency For Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The African Union led Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative (EOA-I) with support from theSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has commenced its second phase ofimplementation for another period of 4 years (May 2019- April 2023). Biovision Africa Trust(BvAT) is the Executing Agency for the SDC grant of over 6.3 million US dollars.The Initiative’s overall project goal is to contribute to mainstreaming of Ecological OrganicAgriculture (EOA) into national agricultural production systems by 2025 in order to improveagricultural productivity, food security, access to markets and sustainable development inAfrica.In preparation for rolling out the new phase, BvAT organized 2 regional inceptionworkshops. The Eastern Africa partners met between 10 th and 11 th July in Nairobi, Kenya,while the West Africa partners had their inception meeting on 17 th and 18 th July 2019 inDakar, Senegal. Each group brought together 30 partners from across our implementingpartners and those targeted to take part in Phase 2 of the project. The workshops alsoincluded chairpersons of the National and Regional Steering Committees. The main objectives of the workshops […]

New Synergies in Uganda for The EOA Initiative

PELUM Uganda is the new Country Lead Organization (CLO) for the EOA Initiative in Uganda. PELUM Uganda is part of the PELUM Association – a regional network of over 220 civil society organizations in 12 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa working in the area of participatory ecological land use management. The network strives to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities, by fostering ecological land use management. Other organizations selected during the process are; Uganda Marty’s University to lead the Research and Applied knowledge Pillar, Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) Uganda to implement the Information, Communication and Extension Pillar and Kulika Uganda was selected to lead in the implementation of the Value Chain and Market Development Pillar. These selections were made in a multi-stakeholder process that brought together different stakeholders across Uganda. The process also involved a due diligence exercise by a selection team comprising members from BvAT and PELUM Kenya. The Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) is the Lead […]