Integrated problem-solving requires entrepreneurial thinking and extensive knowledge of farming families. Close dialogue between research and practice is therefore vital. FiBL in Frick provides training and extension for farmers.
Which variety of wheat, salad or pear should I grow? How can I optimise the crop rotation? What can I do to prevent Colorado beetle and late blight? Our advisors are happy to help with queries about any aspect of organic crop farming.
Your contact persons in Frick: Hansueli Dierauer (arable farming), Samuel Hauenstein (vegetable growing), Andi Häseli (fruits, berries), Dominique Lévite (viticulture), Kathrin Huber (ornamental plants)
Animal husbandry often presents a major challenge in organic production systems: keeping animals in a species-appropriate manner, ensuring that most of their feed comes from the same holding, and treating diseases preventatively as far as possible. There is no need to despair, however: our team of advisors is highly knowledgeable on the subject of animal husbandry and feeding.
Your contact person in Lausanne: Nathaniel Schmid (animal production)
Every year FiBL publishes the regulatory framework for organic farming. All ordinances, standards, directives and lists pertaining to organic production are brought together here in one volume.
For further information (in German) see www.bioregelwerk.bioaktuell.ch
Your contact person: Res Schmutz
There are various regulations governing feeds and auxiliary inputs used in Swiss organic production. Information on the relevant directives and formalities is available from the FiBL website.
In the area of biodiversity, we support you by providing competent advice on how to establish and optimize ecosystem elements on your holding.
Your contact person: Véronique Chevillat
Successful conversion to organic production methods requires painstaking analysis and expert advice. Talk to us – we will be delighted to support you.
Your contact person: Robert Obrist
Would you like expert support for your business planning (operations analysis, building design, transfer of an agricultural holding, legal issues, etc.)? We can help you find an innovative solution tailored to your particular circumstances.
Your contact person: Stefan Schürmann