The agriculture and food sector faces major challenges. Among others, these include climate change, protecting the air, soil, water and biodiversity, and providing a healthy diet to a growing population. Agroscope’s 2022–2025 Work Programme takes up these challenges.
The objective of the research project BioBio was to identify a set of biodiversity indicators which are (i) scientifically sound, (ii) generic at the European scale and (iii) relevant and useful for stakeholders.
Vegetation in the track area must not impede rail traffic and must therefore be controlled. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) have charged Agroscope with investigating alternative strategies to the herbicide glyphosate.