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New FiBL report on organic agriculture and climate change

(27.04.2017) 

This week, a new report on the potential of organic agriculture to mitigate climate change has been published. This report has been commissioned to FiBL by the IFOAM-EU... read more


FiBL part of National Centre for Climate Services established by the federal government

(16.11.2015) 

How can we draw on existing knowledge about the climate as part of the decision-making process? The Swiss National Centre for Climate Services NCCS helps government... read more


FiBL comments on methodological flaws in a study that criticizes the climate change mitigation potential of Organic Farming

(21.08.2015) 

The study by Julius McGee was published in the journal Agriculture and Human Values in June 2015. read more


Andreas Gattinger earned his habilitation at the Justus Liebig University Giessen

(15.07.2015) 

FiBL researcher Andreas Gattinger recently earned his habilitation at Faculty 09 of the Justus Liebig University Giessen with a thesis on carbon fluxes in soil... read more


FiBL session "Sustaining our soils: the role of society and transdisciplinary research" at the Global Soil Week

(26.03.2015) 

The Global Soil Week is a knowledge platform for sustainable soil management and responsible land governance worldwide. This year’s Global Soil Week will highlight the... read more


FiBL partnership with New Zealand

(10.05.2013) 

Following a visit to New Zealand by a Swiss delegation in 2009, New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture David Carter and the former director of the Swiss Federal Office... read more


Organic farming enhances soil carbon

(16.10.2012) 

“Organic agriculture provides environmental benefits through the sequestration of atmospheric carbon in soil organic matter”, says a group of international experts... read more


New study on no-till agriculture and its contribution to climate change mitigation and sustainability

(22.03.2012) 

FiBL authors recently completed a study that examined the state of research on climate impacts of no-till agriculture. The study—“No till agriculture – a climate smart... read more


New report on the climate mitigation potential of organic agriculture

(02.02.2012) 

At the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, stakeholders along the organic food production chain established a Round Table on Organic... read more


New study released on options for climate-friendly agriculture

(06.12.2011) 

Working closely with scientists at the universities of Hohenheim in Germany and Aarhus in Denmark, FiBL authors have produced a study of the agricultural policy options... read more


Agriculture in the times of climate change – Organic farming approaches to face the challenge

(12.08.2011) 

Public seminar on October 18, 2011 on organic farming and climate change at the European Parliament Brussels.  read more


International expert workshop on applying life cycle assessment to organic agriculture held in Bari, Italy

(11.10.2010) 

The 'International expert workshop on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - methods, models, and databases with focus on GHG emission and sequestration potential of organic... read more


Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: Workshop and Meeting

(07.09.2010) 

An expert workshop on "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - methods, models, and databases with focus on GHG emissions and sequestration potential of organic farming systems... read more


First workshop of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change RTOACC

(02.07.2010) 

On May 10th and 11th 2010 the first workshop of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC) took place at FiBL. Thirty-five experts from ten... read more


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Bad times for NGOs

(16.12.2009) 

More than 25,000 NGO delegates had registered before COP15, yet many remained barred from entering the overfilled conference centre. In the meantime, representatives of... read more


Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change established

(16.12.2009) 

Climate change directly influences food production and food security. To address these new challenges, the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change has been... read more


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Climate change and social justice

(15.12.2009) 

The question of social justice is emerging in many of the Copenhagen events as a most urgent issue. Small and medium-sized farmers, for example, fear that they may be... read more


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Agriculture can slow global warming – but which type of agriculture?

(13.12.2009) 

At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the farmers' organizations are calling for agriculture to be included in the negotiations as a part of the package of... read more


Climate Change Conference: The organic movement is present

(10.12.2009) 

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM and FiBL are present at the Climate Change Conference with several activities.  read more


Reducing greenhouse gases, sequestering carbon – Harnessing the potential of organic farming!

(09.12.2009) 

Copenhagen Climate Summit: FiBL calls for worldwide promotion of organic farming read more


Organic farming saves resources and the climate – Promoting organic farming means mitigating climate change!

(15.02.2007) 

Organic is good for the climate: At BioFach 2007 in Nuremberg, the world’s largest trade fair for organic farming and food, a workshop tackles the issue of Climate... read more


Europe’s oldest long-term trial in organic ar-able farming set to continue

(14.08.2006) 

Long-term farming trials are under great financial pressure. Hence the focus of research is increasingly shifting towards short-term schemes. But the Agroscope... read more


Science publishes its first European paper on organic agriculture

(30.05.2002) 

Organic agriculture is finally making its presence felt in the worldwide scientific community. For the last 24 years the DOK trial has compared conventional agricultural... read more