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FiBL Switzerland

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Ackerstrasse 113, Postfach 219
CH-5070 Frick 

Telephone +41 62 865 72 72
Fax +41 62 865 72 73 


FiBL Germany

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Postal address:
P.O. Box 90 01 63, D-60441 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Street address:
Kasseler Strasse 1a, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Telephone +49 69 7137699-0
Fax +49 69 7137699-9


FiBL Austria

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Doblhoffgasse 7/10
A-1010 Wien

Telephone +43 1 9076313
Fax +43 1 9076313-20


Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL Switzerland, FiBL Germany and FiBL Austria are centres for research and consulting on organic agriculture.

FiBL Switzerland was founded in 1973. FiBL's strengths are closely linked interdisciplinary research and the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to extension to agricultural practice. FiBL Switzerland employs a staff of over 175 employees.

FiBL Germany is a non-profit association registered in Frankfurt, with a staff of around 30, supported by experts who work under contract. Its work is financed by project grants, fees for service, and donations from foundations and members. FiBL Germany works in very close cooperation with FiBL in Frick.

FiBL Austria was founded in May 2004. Headquartered in Vienna, FiBL Austria is a service hub and serves with a staff of around 25 as an interface between science and practice.

FiBL has long been committed to the international development of organic agriculture. It works closely with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and other international organisations. FiBL has a highly competent staff with expertise in organic soil management, plant production, holistic animal health, animal ethology and organic animal breeding, in socioeconomics, in comprehensive analysis of the organic market, in organic food processing and production and in regional marketing and development.

Along with practical research, FiBL places a high priority to knowledge transfer into agricultural practice through advisory work, training courses and expert reports through many means of dissemination, including magazines, technical leaflets, reference books, video and internet.

Numerous FiBL projects in Eastern Europe, India, Latin America and Africa promote the development of organic research services as well as advisory and certification services.