Swiss Research for Agriculture, Nutrition and the Environment
Agroscope, the Swiss Federal Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Since January 2014, Agroscope has been organised into four institutes: the Institute for Plant Production Sciences (IPS), the Institute for Livestock Sciences (ILS), the Institute for Food Sciences (IFS) and the Institute for Sustainability Sciences (ISS). Agroscope is strategically managed by the Agroscope Council, whilst the Agroscope Executive Board is responsible for its operative management.
Agroscope makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.
Aim and Purpose
Agroscope researches along the entire value chain of the agriculture and food sector for a competitive and multifunctional agricultural sector, for high-quality food for a healthy diet, and for an intact environment. Our focus is on research and development for the benefit of the agriculture and food sector; the provision of decision-making bases for federal-authority legislation; enforcement tasks within the framework of the legal provisions in the service of agriculture and the general public; and knowledge exchange and technology transfer with practitioners, agricultural extension, industry, science, the teaching sector and the public.