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.