27 May 2021. Open FiBL Day
In various sessions, FiBL researchers and consultants from all over Europe addressed the latest developments in organic research.
FiBL’s work on Policy & Sector development
FiBL’s digital trainings in Kenya and how we facilitated the organic sector development in Ukraine.
Initiatives for improving the sustainability of agricultural production – examples from Europe and Africa
SustainSahel – Synergistic use and protection of natural resources for rural livelihoods through systematic integration of crops, shrubs and livestock in the Sahel
- The presentation described the linkages between biophysical, socio-economic, cultural and political realities setting the background of the project and how this Horizon 2020 project will contribute to enhance the potential of smallholders’ agricultural farming systems through innovative and scalable crop-shrub-livestock integrated systems (CSL). The presenters took the audience on a journey through the rich diversity of the Sahelian landscapes and people, as well as the challenges they face.
- Funding: Horizon 2020, Increasing production efficiency and coping with climate change, while ensuring sustainability and resilience ; SFS-2019-2: Sustainable Intensifications in Africa / Funding scheme: RIA – Research and Innovation action / Coordinator: Dr. Andreas Fliessbach, FiBL, Deparment of Soil Sciences and Dr. Harun Cicek, FiBL, Department of International Cooperation, Switzerland / Duration: September 2020 to August 2025
- www.sustainsahel.net / SustainSAHEL on Cordis / More about Sustain Sahel
- The Best4Soil network shares knowledge on best practices such as composting, green manure and intermediate crops. Crop information databases on soil-borne fungi and nematodes help to adjust crop rotations.
- BEST4SOIL NETWORK IN 20 COUNTRIES: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Best4Soil has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme as Coordination and Support Action
Organic agriculture – a realistic pathway for the Global South?
The journey of cocoa from the agroforestry system to chocolate – FiBL’s contribution to sustainable cocoa production (EN)
RIOA (2021) What is the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development? A synthesis of twelve years (2007-2019) of the “long-term farming systems comparisonsin the tropics (SysCom)”. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland, 40 pages