Discipline: Agronomy/Food Science
Affiliation: Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
- Agroscope Breitenhof
- Agroscope Cadenazzo
- Agroscope Changins
- Agroscope Liebefeld
- Agroscope Posieux
- Agroscope Pully
- Agroscope Reckenholz
- Agroscope Tänikon
- Agroscope Wädenswil
- Swiss National Stud Farm SNSTF
Agroscope, the Swiss federal research institute for the agri-food sector, is undergoing a reorganisation. Since 1 January 2014, Agroscope will run four institutes:
- Institute for Plant Production Sciences
- Institute for Sustainability Sciences
- Institute for Livestock Sciences
- Institute for Food Sciences
Since 2014 onwards, Agroscope’s research will be based on the following six thematic priorities representing the challenges currently faced by the agri-food sector: (1) Ecological intensification; (2) Safeguarding natural resources; (3) Challenge of climate change; (4) High-quality food; (5) Improved competitiveness; (6) Vital and attractive rural areas.
Many plant and animal species depend on habitats shaped by agriculture. Where and with what frequency do which species occur in the agricultural landscape? What is the state of their habitats? How effective are the measures taken to increase biodiversity? Agroscope's biodiversity monitoring programme 'ALL-EMA' records species and habitat diversity in the Swiss agricultural landscape.
Lutz Merbold will be heading the 'Agroecology and Environment' Strategic Research Division at Agroscope from 1 October 2020.
Soils possess great potential for sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere in the form of carbon, and thus for mitigating global warming. Agroscope researchers have now shown that in extensive cultivation systems, significantly more carbon enters the soil via plant roots than previously assumed.
In an in-depth study, Agroscope analysed the possible environmental impacts of implementing the Drinking-Water Initiative. The life-cycle assessment shows that pesticide and nutrient pollution of Swiss water bodies and groundwater could be reduced.
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