Thomas Alföldi
(Dr. sc. ETH)

Department of Extension, Training and Communication
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7231
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273


FiBL maintains a YouTube channel providing numerous videos on the various themes surrounding organic farming: films about FiBL’s research projects, films for practitioners, and historical films. Depending upon the film in question, these can be viewed in one or several languages. Videos are currently available in German (partly in Swiss German), English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

Link FiBL's video channel

Feeding pigs: effect of silage (OK-Net EcoFeed slideshow)

Fattening pigs are often fed with highly ground feed and housed in an environment without straw. This lack of structure in feed increases the risk for gastric ulcers, which is a frequent health problem in pigs. It has been shown that providing pigs with grass silage clearly improves gastric health, even if straw is available.

This slideshow was created in the framework of the OK-Net EcoFeed project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773911.

Tail biting in pigs - causes and prevention (Pigwatch Tutorial with Barbara Früh)

The PigWatch project aims to develop and apply animal based measures to avoid the pain, frustration and negative emotional states associated with tail biting and aggression in finishing pigs. On the farm, early identification of biting problems will allow corrective actions to be taken before the problem gets out of hand. Biters or aggressors can then be removed at an early stage, or other causes of the problem addressed. This approach is pioneered in the FareWellDock project, and their preliminary results will be further developed in PigWatch. For more information, see

Realisation: Thomas Alföldi.

First Organic Field Days at the Hessian State Domain Frankenhausen, Germany

(11 August 2017) On 21 and 22 June 2017, more than 8000 visitors attended the first ever nationwide Organic Field Days in Germany. More than 200 companies, associations and organisations presented what they have to offer in the organic agriculture arena at the first ever nationwide Organic Field Days. Most exhibitors were from the sectors of agricultural engineering, inputs and seeds/vegetative propagation material. Eleven additional categories ranging from consultancy to research and certification all the way to animal husbandry and marketing were present. The Organic Field Days provided information how organic farms can further develop. Central themes were: organic breeding, nutrient management and conservation tillage as well as agriculture and nature conservation.
Realization of the film: Thomas Alföldi.

Tutorial: Phosphorus recycling for organic agriculture (CORE Organic/Improve-P)

(07.03.2017) The CORE Organic II project Improve-P recently ended. FiBL team member Else Bünemann and other project members summarize the project outcomes in a 30-minute video tutorial with the following eight chapters: Introduction, inventory of available technologies, P availability, risk assessment, life cycle assessment, regulations, stakeholder survey and conclusions. More information about IIMPOVE-P is available on

Further information: Thomas Alföldi and Else Bünemann