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New Factsheet: Biofertilisers

In the last years, organic amendments, active natural metabolites or beneficial microbes are...


US ambassador and the Executive Council of the canton of Aargau visit FiBL

On Friday, 16 October 2020, FiBL Switzerland had the honour of welcoming Mr. Edward T. McMullen,...


On the left, cacao trees are grown in an agroforestry system with, among others, banana trees, palm trees and timber trees; on the right, cacao trees are grown in a monoculture.

Meta-analysis on the agronomic, ecological, and socio-economic performance of cacao agroforestry and monocultures systems published

The study includes 52 peer-reviewed articles and uses a multi-dimensional approach, analysing...


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Is organic chocolate more sustainable? Recent publication addresses the role of transportation in chocolates carbon footprint

Organic cacao production has ecological advantages compared to conventional production with lower...


Save the date – Online conference on sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production

The EU project OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together four Horizon...


Standards continue to grow as consumers focus on health, sustainability

The fifth edition of the State of Sustainable Markets report provides the latest facts and figures...


FiBL partnered with Legumes Translated for an online seminar - "How to produce your own farm video to enhance knowledge exchange"

The online seminar showcasing video production within the context of agricultural projects on...


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Successful international video conference "Organic Animal Husbandry Systems – Challenges, Performance and Potentials"

The IFOAM Animal Husbandry Alliance (IAHA) together with the Research Institute of Organic...


FiBL signs new Partnership Agreement with the regional brand "Taste of Ukrainian Carpathians"

Ukraine and Switzerland have many things in common: deeply rooted traditions, beautiful landscapes...


FiBL pig and poultry publications featured on Organic Farm Knowledge

17 FiBL publications relating to pig and poultry husbandry have enriched the Organic Farm Knowledge...


Survey: Improving crop protection in organic fruit production – extended deadline

In the framework of the BIOFRUITNET project, an online questionnaire was created in order to find...


Online event "How organic breeding adds value to the food chain"

The online event with actors from the food sector, breeding and research will take place on 15...


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Long-term farming systems research across the globe: New book released

Scientists from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) released a new book shedding...


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New president for FiBL Europe

In early July, Urs Niggli, the previous president of FiBL Europe, handed over management to Beate...


Online course on farm video production

The NEFERTITI project, of which FiBL is a partner, organised an online course "How to produce your...


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Video: Feeding insects for organic layers

Feeding of insects offers new possibilities to overcome the protein gap in organic farming.


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Healthy nutrition from a sustainable food production

A healthier and more sustainable diet is possible. This is the conclusion of the National Research...


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Mapping organic livestock breeding in Europe

A new survey wants to map present breeding activities in Europe to improve networking and exchange.


Share your views on Organic Farm Knowledge

Do you know the online platform Organic Farm Knowledge? We would like to hear your opinion on it....


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Farm and pasture slaughtering for improved animal welfare

The Federal Council gives the green light for farm and pasture slaughter. Farmer associations and...


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Website of the Biofruitnet project now online

The project Biofruitnet is coordinated by the international organic farmers’ association Naturland...


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Italian and Polish guides on mother-bonded and fostered calf-rearing published

Two new language editions of the guide on mother-bonded and fostered calf-rearing in dairy farming...


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Albanian and Serbian guides on pig health and welfare published

Partners from two international projects have produced an Albanian and Serbian language edition of...


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Product submissions for the Input list 2021 now possible

From Thursday, May 14th 2012, producers and distributors of inputs can register their products for...


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Video: Increasing domestic protein supply with intercropping

Over ten years ago, only about 80 hectares of organic peas and fava beans were cultivated in...


Organic Farm Knowledge - A unique resource with tools for farmers across Europe

The online platform Organic Farm Knowledge (www.organic-farmknoweldge.org) intends to promote...


Video: Pig feeding – effect of silage on the occurrence of gastric ulcers

A lack of structured feed increases the risk of gastric ulcers, a common health problem in pigs....


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Guide on good agricultural practice in irrigation management

Agriculture is called out to apply all possible measures to maximize water use efficiency....


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Research on organic box schemes in Europe published

Interest in local and organic products has increased over a longer period of time. Due to the...


New video: Toasting soybeans for feeding laying hens

Soybeans are an excellent source of protein for both humans and livestock. However, they also...


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FiBL Switzerland moves forward with a new management team

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) is entering a new phase: Knut Schmidtke, Marc...


Farewell after 30 years as the director of FiBL Switzerland

Urs Niggli has been the director of FiBL Switzerland since 1990, and on April 1 he will pass the...


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Italian Input List for organic production published

As from today, the first issue of the Italian Input List is available online on italy.inputs.eu. It...


Coronavirus – Present situation at FiBL

Despite the challenging conditions caused by the corona crisis, we continue to work at FiBL. Most of...


Rigi Workshop 2020: Agriculture, forestry and conservation under global change

Between the 26th and the 28th of January 2020, 22 doctoral students met at Rigi-Kulm (CH) with 5...


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How to deal with unauthorised pesticide substances in the organic value chain?

Dealing with findings of unauthorised pesticides along the organic value chain is a major challenge...


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organicXseeds now also available in Denmark

The database organicXseeds is now online for Denmark.


Article on local dairy breed comparison named article of the month

A recent study comparing local and Holstein dairy breeds under organic production conditions...


Connecting science, society and policy around soils: join FiBL at the upcoming Eurosoil 2020 conference

The conference Eurosoil, which will be held on August 24-28 in Geneva, Switzerland, will have four...


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European organic market grew to 40.7 billion euros in 2018

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2018, it increased by almost 8 percent and...


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Global organic area continues to grow – Over 71.5 million hectares of farmland are organic

The latest data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic...


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German input list 2020 available

Just in time for BIOFACH: New edition of the Input list for organic agriculture in Germany is now...


Manual for organic action plans

In the framework of the Interreg Project SME Organics, FiBL, IFOAM EU and ORC Elm Farm published in...


How can sustainable farming practices be incentivised?

New report highlights the role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Eco-schemes


FiBL at Biofach 2020

At this year's Biofach, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food held every year in...


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Launch of new project BIOFRUITNET

At the kick-off meeting held from 16 to 17 December 2019 in Hamburg, the project BIOFRUITNET was...


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Awards for FiBL projects on soil fertility and reduced tillage

Two projects coordinated by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) received the best...