Plant protection, variety breeding and testing, optimisation of cultivation techniques - for agroecological production systems
Qualitative and sensorial analyses of foodstuffs for a high-quality, healthy diet and safe food.
Research on bees, horses, pigs and ruminants as well as official inspection of their feed - for economic and animal-friendly husbandry.
Research for an agricultural sector that preserves biodiversity as well as soil, air and water quality against the backdrop of climate change.
Socioeconomic analyses of agricultural labour, income monitoring, digitisation and smart farming – for an economic and socially sustainable agriculture.
Virtual or physical stations where researchers and practitioners together work together in co-creation to develop solutions for a sustainable agricultural sector.
Agroscope researchers tested a virtual fencing system that delimits the pastures without a physical barrier, using acoustic and electrical signals only. The cows quickly learned the system without longer-term negative effects on animal welfare.