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Food-buying decisions


Consumers Prioritise Animal Welfare over Environmental Sustainability

A study conducted across five European countries has identified the attributes that are important to consumers buying meat and dairy products. The researchers also investigated whether sustainability labels were perceived as helpful.

Swiss Agricultural Research


Agroscope-Studie liefert Erkenntnisse für Verbesserung bei Bundessubventionen

Agroscope Study Provides Findings for Improving Federal Subsidies

On behalf of the Swiss Confederation, Agroscope investigated the effects of security-of-supply contributions and border protection on biodiversity. Based on this and further studies, the Swiss Federal Council is now testing targeted improvements to federal subsidies.

Swiss Federal Laboratories

Agroscope intensiviert Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Bundeslaboren

Agroscope Steps up Cooperation with Other Swiss Federal Laboratories

With the aim of pooling scientific skills and resources, Agroscope is stepping up cooperation with other Swiss Federal Laboratories such as Spiez Laboratory and the Institute for Virology and Immunology IVI.

Nitrogen balance


Heading towards a Regionalised Nitrogen Balance

The newly designed Swiss agri-environmental monitoring programme ‘MAUS’ aims, as far as possible, to determine environmental impacts for regions and farm types with existing data. The first MAUS report deals with the regionalised nitrogen balance.

Swiss Agricultural Research



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.


Magazine «agroscope» March 2024

Magazine «agroscope» March 2024

Agroscope supports commercial farms and foodprocessing operations with scientific studies, e.g. in sustainable viticulture, for the prevention of food waste and reduction of nutrient losses in arable farming.




Decision support system to control late blight in integrated as well as organic potato production.



Agrometeo is a platform that summarises information and decision-support tools for the optimised application of plant protection measures in agriculture.



SALCA Method Updated for more Accurate, Flexible and Comparable Environmental Assessments

The SALCA life cycle assessment method was comprehensively updated in light of new needs, systematically documented and reviewed by external specialists. This will allow a wide range of research issues in the agriculture and food sector to be addressed.

Agrarforschung Online

Swiss Agricultural Research

Swiss Agricultural Research publishes Swiss agriculture and food sector research findings online. This open-access journal is published by Agroscope. Additional partners are the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, the School of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences HAFL and the AGRIDEA advisory centres.