Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) is a not-for-profit organization established in Kenya in 2009 by the Biovision Foundation for ecological development in Switzerland and supported by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi. The Trust’s goal is to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kenya and other African countries through supporting dissemination of information and knowledge on appropriate technology to improve human, animal, plant, and environmental health.
Agroecology is gaining momentum and support by an increasingly wide range of experts within the scientific community, international organizations and countries as a farming and landscape approach to improve the resilience and sustainability of food systems. Despite its promise and proven relevance at practical level, research and development related to agroecology has been thought to command only a minimal share of public agricultural research funding.
The project “A4A – Advocacy for Agroecology” is implemented by Biovision in collaboration with renowned experts in field of agroecology and research investments such as IPES-Food and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). The project aims to strengthen systemic research on agroecology by analyzing the current lock-ins and leverages, followed by advocating relevant decision makers from the donor and research communities. Analyzing investments in agriculture research for development of concrete case studies allows deepening the understanding of the current lock-ins and leverages. The case studies are Switzerland as a donor country, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the biggest private philanthropic foundation involved in Agriculture Development and Kenya as a recipient country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Biovision seeks to hire a qualified consultant who contributes to the analysis of the concrete case study “Kenya”.
Start and Duration of the Consultancy:
6 - 7 months work assignment starting from January 2019 until end of July 2019
Main Results of the Consultancy:
Further necessary Skills
Please send your motivation letter and CV to Stefanie Pondini: email@example.com