Biovision Africa Trust to Roll Out A Four-Year Second Phase for The EOA Initiative

The Chairman of the Biovision Africa Trust Board of Trustees Mr. Andreas Schriber officially signed the contract for the 2nd Phase of EOA Initiative under the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) grants. The signing took place during his recent official visit to Biovision Africa Trust’s Office in Nairobi on 7th May 2019. The contract is for a grant of over 6.3 million US dollars for a period of 4 years starting May 2019 to April 2023. This is in addition to the previous grant of about 7.5 million US dollars. Mr. Schriber, who is also the CEO and Co-founder of the Swiss based NGO Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, signed this contract in presence of Dr. David Amudavi, the Executive Director of Biovision Africa Trust, and Ms. Venancia Wambua, the EOA Initiative Project Manager. The team is excited about the second phase and having been at the core of the first phase, they look forward to bringing on board lessons drawn from implementing the first phase. The second […]

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 […]