Project coordination - FiBL (CH)The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL Switzerland, FiBL Germany and FiBL Austria are centres for research and consultancy on organic agriculture.
FiBL Switzerland was founded in 1973. The close links between different fields of research and the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to advisory work and agricultural practice are FiBL’s strengths. FiBL Switzerland employs over 120 members of staff.
has long been committed to the international development of organic
agriculture (there are, for instance, close links with the
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM).
FiBL has competencies in organic soil management, plant production,
holistic animal health, animal ethology and organic animal breeding, in
socioeconomics, in comprehensive analysis of the organic market and in
organic food processing and production.
Alongside practical research, high priority is given to transferring knowledge into agricultural practice through advisory work, training courses and expert reports as well as various modern methods of documentation (magazines, data sheets, reference books and internet).
Numerous FiBL projects in Eastern Europe, India, Latin America and Africa promote the development of organic research services as well as advisory and certification services.