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Discipline: Agronomy/Food Science

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
Agroscope is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture. The strategic orientation of Agroscope is now determined by the new Agroscope Council. The key tasks remain the same, but have been more clearly defined: (1) Research and development for the agri-food sector; (2) Policy advice for government agencies; and (3) Enforcement tasks in accordance with statutory provisions. These three primary functions enable numerous synergies, and position Agroscope as a bridge-builder between basic and applied research.

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.

Agronomy - Oct 30
Bern, 30.10.2018 - Agroscope, the Swiss federal centre of excellence for agricultural research, is launching the first multiresistant white grape variety, Divona. The fruit of twenty years of research, Divona is resistant to fungal diseases, and well-suited for the production of high-quality wines - two characteristics that make it a popular variety for viticulture and winemaking.
Agronomy - Aug 21

Bern, 21.08.2018 - Over 300 researchers from around the world will come together in Geneva from 28 to 31 August 2018 for the 15th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy.

Environment - Jun 14

Zurich-Reckenholz, 14.06.2018 - Agroscope researchers investigated the risks and environmental impacts of plant-protection products (PPPs) in Switzerland's main agricultural crops.

Life Sciences - Mar 15
Life Sciences

Zurich-Reckenholz, 15.03.2018 - In search of native natural enemies of the exotic spotted-wing drosophila, Agroscope experts have developed a method for detecting its genetic material in the stomachs of predators.

Chemistry - Nov 30, 2017

Bern, 30.11.2017 - Agroscope Council has appointed Dr. Fabian Wahl as Head of the 'Food Microbial Systems' Strategic Research Division and successor to Hans-Peter Bachmann.

Careers - Oct 10, 2017

Ettenhausen, 10.10.2017 - Burnout can also affect farmers, but no previous empirical studies of its impact on the profession have been available to date.

Agronomy - Jul 10

Bern, 10.07.2018 - Do you remember what and how much you ate three days ago? This question, which people often struggle to answer accurately, must be addressed by researchers studying the influence of diet on our health.

Environment - Jun 7

Zurich-Reckenholz, 07.06.2018 - Is there a cost-efficient way to curb climate stress caused by land use? Globally, peatlands store twenty per cent of all the carbon lying untapped in the soil - despite the fact that they account for less than three per cent of the Earth's land mass.

Agronomy - Mar 14

Changins, 14.03.2018 - Agroscope went to Svalbard, Norway, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Global Plant Seed Vault, where over a million seed varieties from all around the world are stored in duplicate.

Innovation - Nov 23, 2017

Bern, 23.11.2017 - Agroscope, the Swiss federal centre of excellence for research in the agriculture and food sector, is signing an agreement with ebeam Technologies.

Agronomy - Oct 3, 2017

Ettenhausen, 03.10.2017 - Compared to 2015, agricultural income in 2016 rose by 4.7 per cent to an average CHF 64,300 per farm.

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