Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

11. Ökobilanzplattform

Agroscope analyses important agricultural systems using a life cycle assessment method adapted to the needs of the agricultural sector in order to offer decision-making tools to policy-makers, administrators, businesspeople and practitioners.

SALCA Method

SALCA is a life cycle assessment methodology tailored to agricultural products and processes.


The sources of the environmental impacts as well as potential for improvement are identified.

Sustainable Management

Sustainable agricultural products are the prerequisite for a future-proof agricultural sector.

Agricultural Politics

It’s important to account for the impacts along the entire value chain, in Switzerland and abroad.

Sustainable Food

We evaluate solutions for a healthy and sustainable way of eating.

News and further information

14. Ökobilanz-Plattform Landwirtschaft Agroscope

14. Ökobilanz-Plattform Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft, 22.10.2024

Wie lässt sich die Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik mit Hilfe der Ökobilanzierung bewerten und weiterentwickeln? Wie kann man auf den verschiedenen Ebenen – Produkt, Betrieb, Sektor – mit Zielkonflikten umgehen?


SALCA Method Updated for more Accurate, Flexible and Comparable Environmental Assessments

The SALCA life cycle assessment method was comprehensively updated in light of new needs, systematically documented and reviewed by external specialists. This will allow a wide range of research issues in the agriculture and food sector to be addressed.


Agroscope and ecoinvent Renew Partnership

Agroscope and ecoinvent are committed to advancing sustainable practices in the agriculture and food sectors through their collaboration.