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Indicators and monitoring of agricultural soil biodiversity

Title OriginalIndicateurs et monitoring de la biodiversité des sols agricoles

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.
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) Program
  • 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 (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Research area
  • Department Suisse Romande (Switzerland)
  • Soil fertility & Climate (Department of Soil Sciences)
FiBL project number 55253
Date modified 12.11.2019