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Title Indicators and monitoring of agricultural soil biodiversity
Title Original Indicateurs et monitoring de la biodiversité des sols agricoles
Official Acronym BioDivSol
FiBL project number 55253

This project is part of the research and development programme “Resources” from the Canton of Vaud. This programme aims at developing an action plan for farmers wishing to improve soil biodiversity on their farm. The project aims are:

  • assessing functional soil biodiversity through simple indicators,
  • raising farmers’ interest in soil biological activity,
  • highlighting the relationship between soil biology and soil fertility,
  • promoting farming practices that improve soil biodiversity for the protection of the resources soil and biodiversity.
Project status ongoing
Start of project 01.02.2016
End of project 31.12.2022
Financing/ Donor
  • Canton de Vaud : Service de l’agriculture et de la viticulture (SAVI) et Direction générale de l'environnement, section sols (DGE-GEODE)
(Research) Programme
  • Further programmes
Project partners
  • Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève (HEPIA)
  • Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften (HAFL)
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
  • Fliessbach Andreas (Department of Soil Sciences)
  • Grivel Virginie (Team Suisse Romande Research & Advice)
Research area
Date modified 29.05.2019
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