Strengthened alliance in bio-research

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and Agroscope are strengthening their collaboration in bio-research. Dialogues with stakeholder groups will be intensified and innovation potential in organic farming will be increased.

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and Agroscope are strengthening their collaboration in bio-research. The two institutions have signed an agreement to this effect. Closer collaboration should provide greater opportunities to exploit synergies, particularly in the fields of food technology and quality assurance.

The challenges associated with organic farming are somewhat different from those of integrated production. More complex solutions are often needed to overcome the problems encountered in organic cultivation. There is therefore a demand for specific expertise in bio-research. In future it will be easier for various stakeholder groups to access results, and the dialogue with practitioners will be intensified. The aim is to increase familiarity with farmers' needs and to boost innovation in organic farming.