Environment and Resources


Recognising the Potential of Climate Protection Measures

IP-SUISSE and Agroscope have developed a point system whose aim is to show what climate protection measures farmers can implement effectively on their farms.


Protecting the Climate with Biochar

An Agroscope study commissioned by the Federal Office for Agriculture shows that the use of biochar clearly has potential, yielding benefits for the climate and ecosystems.


Citizen Science Project ‘Proof by Underpants’

Billions of soil microorganisms have been eating away at the buried underpants. A video will document their state of decomposition once they are dug up.


Bacterial Diversity in Swiss Soils

Bacteria break down contaminants in the soil, make nutrients available to plants and protect plants from pathogens. Agroscope has analysed soil bacterial diversity throughout Switzerland for the first time.


For good, healthy and environmentally friendly food

Working together with three other partners from the private sector, Agroscope coordinates the Horizon 2020 project OptiSignFood, which aims to provide the basics for more efficient, more environmentally friendly food production.


Biodiversity Recorded for the First Time

Agroscope’s monitoring programme ‘ALL-EMA’ records species and habitat diversity in the Swiss agricultural landscape. This is the basis for understanding the state of habitats.


New Swiss Agri-Environmental Data Network Website

When developing agricultural policy, it is important to know how farming affects the environment. Agroscope’s Swiss Agri-Environmental Data Network (SAEDN) website has been updated in order to make this information freely available to all interested parties.


March 2021 issue of agroscope Magazine now Online

From pitchfork to fork – this issue of agroscope Magazine focuses on selected food-production topics.


Agricultural Biodiversity

International survey shows different perceptions of biodiversity in science and practice.


Nighttime Illumination also Affects Diurnal Plant Pollination

Street lights and other forms of nighttime illumination alter the number of flower visits made by insects during the day as well as at night.