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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bern, 20.06.2017 - Fertiliser application in plant production is of vital importance for agricultural practitioners and advisers.
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.
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.
Zurich-Reckenholz, 05.09.2017 - In June of this year, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) was detected for the first time in Switzerland, in the canton of Ticino.
Bern, 10.11.2016 - Dr. Alain Gaume will be the new Head of Agroscope's ‘Plant Protection' Strategic Research Division.