Food security and agriculture are key elements of a global sustainable development agenda. With its recognized expertise and practical experience from the ground, Biovision can directly feed in global policy processes and make its knowhow available to decision-makers – governments, international organizations, private sector, civil society and research alike.”
A graduate in political sciences from University of Lausanne, Michael Rütimann works as a project manager and policy advisor for the “Changing Course in Global Agriculture” project, where he advocates for the prominent uptake of food and nutrition security through a shift towards sustainable agriculture and food systems in the framework of the post-2015 agenda / Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Michael is also involved in the pilot projects on the country-level, namely in Senegal.
Before joining Biovision, Michael has for several years worked for BHP – Hanser und Partner AG, a mid-sized Swiss consulting firm advising federal departments and cantonal governments. In 2012/2013, Michael was working for the Swiss Humanitarian Aid unit in Liberia, among others on the topic of food and nutrition security. Michael also served as the International Commissioner for the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement over several years, representing the association in international decision-making bodies.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys travelling to emerging destinations, mainly in Africa, South America and Eastern Europe. He enjoys playing hockey and ultimate frisbee, and when time and weather allow, is training to become a paragliding pilot.