Varieties of crops and livestock are the cultural heritage of agriculture

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Informations about the Year of Cultural Heritage

For agriculture and food production, the cultural heritage includes crops and livestock adapted to a region and matching society's needs.

First Swiss Soya Variety

With its breeding programme for non-GMO soya, Agroscope has been contributing to the success of this crop on the European continent for over 30 years.

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Soja

Soya is a key source of protein worldwide. In the West it is used mainly as animal feed or as a high quality oil.

Global action plan for preserving plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

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Genetic Resources

Agroscope bears responsibility at national level for Switzerland’s genetic resources. The United Nations have set up a global action plan for preserving plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. As a signatory state, Switzerland has developed a national action plan according to the international guidelines.

National Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (NAP-PGREL)

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Gene Resources: Fruit

At the behest of the association ‘Fructus’, and funded by the FOAG (NAP-PGREL [= National Action Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture]), four projects concerning the description of fruit genetic resources will be conducted in the ‘Breeding and Genetic Resources: Fruit’ Research Group at Agroscope Wädenswil.

The Franches Montagnes horse breed is the only remaining native horse breed in Switzerland

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Swiss National Stud Farm SNSF

The SNSF is the federal centre of competence for all equine related issues within Agroscope. It serves as a centre of research and development, is involved with the transfer of knowledge and completes the assistance measures for the rural horse keeping industry in Switzerland.

Viticulture in the Face of Climate Change

Agroscope experts work on projects that address the consequences of climate change and the adaptation of grapevines to these new conditions, for sustainable production.

Viticulture in the Face of Climate Change

Swiss viticulture is distinguished by a wide range of grape varieties. Climate change puts their adaptive capacity to the test.


Fattening Pigs without Soya

If Switzerland were to focus exclusively on fattening pigs that can get by on less protein, the country could save an amount of crude protein equivalent to the amount of soya imported to feed pigs.

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Fattening Pigs without Soya

The Swiss pig production sector could save CHF 18 million per year if soya were eliminated from the diet of fattening pigs.


More informations are coming soon.