Discipline: Agronomy/Food Science
Affiliation: Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
- Swiss National Stud Farm SNSTF
- Agroscope Wädenswil
- Agroscope Tänikon
- Agroscope Reckenholz
- Agroscope Posieux
- Agroscope Liebefeld
- Agroscope Changins
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.
Take protein - for instance, in the form of skimmed-milk powder - and put a pinch of it in a test tube.
Around two-thirds of the global adult population cannot digest lactose - milk sugar - due to a deficiency in lactase, the enzyme that is required for lactose digestion in humans.
A study conducted by Agroscope's Swiss National Stud Farm (SNSF) in collaboration with the University of Neuchâtel refuted the assumption that cribbing horses perform less well in complicated learning situations than other horses.
Vegetables and fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet - but it is these foods in particular which usually require an above-average use of plant-protection products (PPPs). Plant protection is indispensable, as it ensures quantity and quality of yield in all plant crops and production systems.
On 30 November, the Federal Council took a strategic decision on the future siting of Agroscope. The Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research will comprise one central research campus at Posieux (FR), regional research centres in Changins (VD) and Reckenholz (ZH), and a number of local test stations.
Bern, 30.10.2018 - Agroscope, the Swiss federal centre of excellence for agricultural research, is launching the first multiresistant white grape variety, Divona.
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