History of the Location Changins

At the end of the 19th century, the vines of West Switzerland were afflicted by disease. This marked the establishment of the Vaud Vine Research Station in 1886. The Swiss Federal Research Institute Changins (RAC) resulted from the amalgamation of the Swiss Federal Research Station for Agricultural Chemistry (founded in 1886), the Swiss Federal Seed Control Laboratory (founded in 1898) and the Swiss Federal Vine Research Station (founded in 1915). From 1976 to 2006 the RAC was based in Changins near Nyon on Lake Geneva.