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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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Dossier on plant breeding techniques re-edited

FiBL revised and expanded its dossier on plant breeding techniques in English due to the financial...


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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...


FiBL part of National Centre for Climate Services established by the federal government

How can we draw on existing knowledge about the climate as part of the decision-making process? The...


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SFIAR Award Ceremony 2015

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) will present their award on 25...


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...


Compliance to voluntary sustainability standards has grown steadily worldwide

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) presented the first results of its survey on...


Organic beekeeping enjoys international backing

The importance of honeybees to agriculture and thus to human survival is well known. Nevertheless,...


Feeding the people: Agroecology for nourishing the world and transforming the agri-food system

On 29th September 2015 the Action Network: Organic Can Feed The Planet published a manifesto and...


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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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Anti-Fraud-Initiative: Fighting food fraud in Ukraine

The Anti-Fraud Initiative (AFI) - the international network to prevent fraud on the organic...


Food production requirements of cities – Zurich in comparison with Rennes, Strasbourg and Basel

As part of the "Zurich isst" month of events, the Research Institute for 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...


Milchviehzucht im Berggebiet. Schweizer Merkblatt überarbeitet

Immer mehr Bio-Bergbetriebe setzen auf eine standort- und artgerechte Milchviehzucht. Zahlreiche...


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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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EU project with FiBL involvement presented at the Expo Milano 2015

The project CO-FREE (which stands for "Innovative strategies for copper-free low input and organic...


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Andreas Gattinger earned his habilitation at the Justus Liebig University Giessen

FiBL researcher Andreas Gattinger recently earned his habilitation at Faculty 09 of the Justus...


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LowInputBreeds project improves breeding strategies

The LowInputBreeds project integrated breeding and management to improve animal health, product...


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Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM in October 2015

The 10th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM will be held at the Congress Center Basel,...


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Launch of a new project to combat an important cocoa disease in West Africa

How can transdisciplinary systems research help develop a novel holistic concept for reducing the...


Call for Applications: SFIAR Award 2015

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates...


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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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Kick-off meeting of OK-Net Arable: exchanging knowledge to improve organic arable cropping

The OK-Net Arable thematic network funded through Horizon 2020 aims to improve the exchange of...


FiBL report shows organic protein availability and demand

The aim of the study, carried out as part of the project "Improved Contribution of local feed to...


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FiBL session on "Intensification of tropical agro-ecosystems" at the GTÖ conference in Zürich

The need for the intensification of tropical agro-ecosystems has been widely recognized - but how to...


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Syprobio project presented at Expo Milano 2015

The focus of Expo Milano 2015 is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." A number of innovative...



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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...


What is your view on sustainability in the organic sector? Survey on thematic priorities

What are the views of stakeholders on sustainability in the organic sector? In the framework of the...


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The new FiBL activity report 2014 has arrived

The 2014 activity report documents on 40 pages the advances made in FiBL's research and consultancy...


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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...


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Technical guide on mother-bonded and fostered calf rearing in dairy farming

FiBL and FOUR PAWS International produced a technical guide on innovative and animal-friendly...


Cover: Assessment of Alternative Phosphorus Fertilizers for Organic Farming: Sewage Precipitation Products

New fact sheet assessing the suitability of sewage sludge precipitation products for use in organic farming

Partners of the CORE Organic II funded IMPROVE-P project compiled information on different treatment...


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...


The Country Pavilion of Ukraine in Hall 5 at BIOFACH 2014.
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Ukraine’s organic market continues to prosper – despite the current political and economic crisis

Ukraine is famous for its potential for organic farming. Notwithstanding the difficult political and...


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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...


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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...