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Agroscope


Swiss research into agriculture, nutrition and the environment

Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, and is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Agroscope makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.

Agroscope researches along the entire value chain of the agriculture and the food sector. Its goals are a competitive and multifunctional agricultural sector, high-quality food for a healthy diet, and an intact environment. In pursuing these aims, the research institute gears itself to the needs of its service recipients.

Agroscope deals with six thematic priorities from which its research fields and responsibilities are derived. Topic-related research across the different sites is of crucial importance here: Agroscope is measured against its overall performance in the six thematic priorities:

  • Ecological Intensification
  • Natural Resources
  • Climate Protection and Change
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Competitiveness
  • Rural Areas

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The purpose of Agroscope is the precise view on agriculture: The name is composed of the Greek words «agrós» (field) and «skopein» (to consider, to observe).

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