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Organic farming and climate change

Contact

Paul Mäder
(Dr. phil, Dipl.-Ing. agr. ETH)

Department of Soil Sciences
Head of Department
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 62 865-7232
paul.maeder(at)fibl.org

Contact

Andreas Fliessbach
(Dr. sc. agr.)

Department of Soil Sciences
Group lead Soil Fertility
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7225
andreas.fliessbach(at)fibl.org

Funding

Optimization of cultivation systems: System comparisons, reduced soil tillage

Reduced tillage

There are still gaps in the knowledge about how organic production systems can be optimized with regard to their climate impact. There is also a lack of reliable information on such systems’ potential to sequester CO2 and on the energy and nutrient efficiencies of reduced tillage systems and the use of green manure.

FiBL trials are under way, designed to deliver key insights.

In addition, economic analyses aim to provide information on the cost-effectiveness of reduced tillage measures at farm level. Moreover, projections for the entire agricultural sector will be carried out to illustrate the potential that carbon-neutral tillage farming can have for Switzerland as a whole.

Projects

Financing

  • Coop Fonds für Nachhaltigkeit

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