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2021 Food Systems Summit

Urs Niggli

Urs Niggli: New Tasks for the United Nations and Agroscope

On 29 June 2020, Swiss agricultural researcher Urs Niggli was appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the scientific group tasked with preparing the 2021 Food Systems Summit. Since the beginning of July 2020 he has been working closely with Agroscope.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)


Agroscope Publishes Study on Environmental Impacts of Drinking-Water Initiative

The results of the life-cycle assessment calculations show that Drinking-Water Initiative measures would reduce pesticide and nutrient pollution in Swiss waters. Overall, however, rising food imports would lead to increased environmental pollution.

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Mercosur Agreement


Mercosur Agreement: Implications for the Swiss Agricultural Sector and the Environment

The free trade agreement between Switzerland and the Mercosur states will have little effect on Swiss agriculture and the environment. This is the conclusion of two studies by Agroscope and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.

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Ernährung Menschen

COVID-19 and Food Security

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Switzerland’s food supply is secure, as shown by a comparison of the current situation with previous crises. A significant increase in infection and fatality rates could cause the situation to change, however.


Physical soil protection (STRUDEL project)

The STRUDEL project aims to provide reference values for the protection of soil structure, as well as simple methods for measuring soil structure.


Chickpea: cultivation possible in Switzerland

The chickpea was cultivated in Asia as long ago as 8000 years BC. Today, chickpeas are the third-most important pulse in the world and can be used as a meat substitute without gluten. Experiences show that cultivation is possible in Switzerland.


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Tools for Effective Plant Protection

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Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters


Certified Virus-Free Seed Potatoes, thanks to Molecular Diagnostics

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