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Media archive 2015

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 Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, reducing the proportion of... read more

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 and key research areas of organic agriculture. Experts from Swiss... read more

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 centre for organic agriculture in cooperation with local... read more

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 sciences at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick... read more

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) has compiled these benefits in its publication entitled "100... read more

New printed farm handbook for organic pig producers


„Improving health and welfare of pigs“ is a new practical handbook for organic pig producers. The handbook summarizes the expertise of farmers, consultants, scientists... read more

FiBL and Agroscope forming partnership to empower organic research


The secret to a successful organic agriculture is to combine knowledge from both research and practice. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and... read more

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 exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion during the Expo Milano. The focus is... read more

Organic food combines sustainability and quality


What constitutes the quality of our food? In addition to nutrient content and pesticide residues, the sustainability of food becomes more and more important. Experts... read more

The International Year of Soils at FiBL


The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils in order to increase awareness and understanding of this important non-renewable resource. The... read more

European research project on soil fertility launched


Under the leadership of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) the European research project "Fertility building in organic cropping systems" (FertilCrop)... read more

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 which positively impacts the sustainable growth of the rural economy.... read more

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 economic situation, the market continues to develop rapidly. During... read more

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 Nuremberg: During the 2015 staging of the world’s leading trade fair for... read more

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 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 22.2 billion... read more

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 the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BIOFACH... read more