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Grassland-based Progress: food autonomy and land development in the canton of Vaud


This project aims to contribute to strengthen feed local autonomy by focusing on two areas of the canton of Vaud, the foot of the Jura region and Jorat-Broye.

Pricing pressure and an international context push local farmers to find solutions to optimize costs and improve the income of their farms. In addition, the new agricultural policy, which starts in 2014, predicts increase incentives that encourage feed cows on grass.

This project involves several institutional stakeholders to accompany farmers in their development and to support the quality products market.

(Research) Program
  • Further programmes
Project partners
  • Institut de Recherche de l’Agriculture Biologique (FiBL)
  • Canton de Vaud
  • Prométerre
  • Prolait
  • AGROSCOPE Changins-Wädenswil (ACW)
  • Bureau d’agronomie de Sainte-Croix
  • HAFL
FiBL project leader/ contact
  • Barjolle Dominique
(people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
FiBL project staff (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Role of FiBL

Co-management and financial management of the project (DBA)

Veterinary consultancy (CNO)

Communication and Excel-tools development (HBO)

Research area
  • Department Suisse Romande (Switzerland)
  • Dissemination & Outreach (Department of Extension, Training and Communication)
  • Training (Department of Extension, Training and Communication)
FiBL project number 55196
Date modified 12.11.2019