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On the left side, cows are eating concentrate feed in the stables. On the right side there`s a cow on a pasture eating grass.
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New study confirms: Global animal production becoming more sustainable by using less concentrate feed

According to a new study led by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL on behalf of the...

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First meeting of National Organic Research Forum at FiBL: Combining research and practice

The purpose of the National Organic Research Forum (NBFF) is to recognise practical research needs...

A group of people from Switzerland and Abu Dhabi stand on a field in the morning sun. The group looks towards Urs Niggli on the right side, while he is explaining something. The group is standing on grass, behind them is open soil followed by a maize field. In the background are some village houses and a hill.
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FiBL and Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre sign contract

Over the next four years, experts in organic agriculture will visit the UAE in order to establish a...

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Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann and European ministers of agriculture visit the FiBL in Frick

How can agricultural soil be sustained and even improved? A tour through the department of soil...

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Arguments for organic farming – FiBL provides background info in German and French

Organic farming offers a multitude of benefits. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)...

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New printed farm handbook for organic pig producers

„Improving health and welfare of pigs“ is a new practical handbook for organic pig producers. The...

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FiBL and Agroscope forming partnership to empower organic research

The secret to a successful organic agriculture is to combine knowledge from both research and...

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FiBL sets the table at Expo Milano

Under the title of "Spirito di Basilea – Dinner is served!", FiBL and the city of Basel open their...

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Organic food combines sustainability and quality

What constitutes the quality of our food? In addition to nutrient content and pesticide residues,...

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The International Year of Soils at FiBL

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils in order to increase awareness...

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European research project on soil fertility launched

Under the leadership of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) the European research...

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Switzerland and Ministry of Agriculture support development of organic agriculture in Albania

The Swiss Government and FiBL support Albania in boosting its development of organic agriculture...

The FiBL stand in Hall 1 at BIOFACH 2014.
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FiBL at BIOFACH 2015: Good numbers and new input for organic

Another strong presence of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at BIOFACH in...

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European organic market continued to grow in 2013

In 2013, the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of more than 24...

Cover "The World of Organic Agriculture 2015"
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Growth continues: Global organic market at 72 billion US Dollars with 43 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by IFOAM – Organics International and...

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Food wastage costs the world 2.6 trillion dollars each year

What are the costs to society of food wastage and which preventive measures make macro-economic...

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Farming in times of climate change – a FiBL project in search of sustainable systems

The combined effects of climate change, advancing resource scarcity and population growth are...

Cover "Sustainable biogas production - A handbook for organic farmers"
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New biogas-handbook for organic farmers

Organic farmers considering investing in biogas production to improve farm income and contribute to...

FiBL's stall at BIOFACH
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FiBL to present many new facts and figures at BIOFACH 2014

From 12 to 14 February 2014, FiBL will present a cross-section of its work in Hall 1 at BIOFACH in...

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European organic market continued to grow in 2012

In 2012 the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of almost EUR 23...

model of the Ukraine's country stall
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Ukraine – New opportunities on fertile grounds

The fertile black soils of Ukraine are famous and provide perfect conditions for organic farming. At...

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Long-term trial in India shows: Organic Cotton is competitive with GM crops

Organic cotton shows lower yields than genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton. Nevertheless, the lower...

FiBL staff member explains her experiments (Posterpresentation)
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FiBL celebrates its 40th birthday with 4000 guests

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) celebrated its 40th birthday by hosting an open...

Grafik: Menschen, Tiere Marktstand
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Bio 3.0: Branchennachwuchs denkt das neue Bio

Wie sieht das Bio der Zukunft aus? Der 12. Jahrgang des Traineeprogramms Ökolandbau stellt die...

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Marketing organic products in Africa – New training video presented at BioFach

Switzerland’s Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) presents a new training video...