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30.04.2019

Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy Team Up to Deliver Innovation for Nature

Media release by Syngenta about its collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to promote soil health, resource efficiency and habitat protection in major agricultural regions worldwide.


26.04.2019

The fight against invasive alien species in Eastern Africa has only just begun

article by CDE about its research on the spread of Prosopis juliflora and other invasive alien species in Eastern Africa, their impacts on local livelihoods, and how they might be managed


23.04.2019

Might WTO Law Prevent Climate Change Mitigation Affecting Agricultural Trade?

Guest post by Christian Häberli of the World Trade Institute in the International Economic Law and Policy Blog.


23.04.2019

Organic farming drives sustainable agriculture

post in ETH Zukunftsblog by Dr. Adrian Müller on the role of organic agriculture in sustainable food systems.


16.04.2019

Syngentas Milliardengeschäft mit hochgefährlichen Pestiziden

Press release by Public Eye.


12.04.2019

Organic farming drives sustainability in global agriculture

Media release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and Helvetas about an article published in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability.


12.04.2019

Pesticides - What does Science Say?

Proceedings of a public event organized by the World Food System Center of ETH Zurich.


05.04.2019

New Organic Armenia Agricultural Association established

news by FiBL about its support in the creation and registration of the Organic Armenia Agricultural Association as a non-governmental organisation which aims to develop policies and strengthen the capacity of farmers, producers and processors


02.04.2019

Stories of Tef: A film series

The World Food System Center produced a series of films highlighting ETH Zurich’s research concerning the nutrition, farming practices, and sustainability of Tef, a major food grain of Ethiopia.


29.03.2019

Study: Smallholder farmers in groups with various advantages

media release by FiBL about the significance, opportunities and challenges of group certification of organic producers in low- and middle-income countries


27.03.2019

World Food System Center announces support of new cross-disciplinary food system research projects

news by the ETH World Food System Center about the funding of three research projects through the Center’s competitive Coop Research Program


26.03.2019

Kick-off Workshop on Pesticide Residues in Cuban Soils

news by Agroscope about a workshop in Havana, Cuba in the context of the r4d project, ‘Influence of different pest-management systems in potato production on Pesticide Residues in Cuban Soils (PERECUSO)’ that Agroscope is implementing together with Cuban partners


15.03.2019

Agroecology Criteria Tool - Assess your Project or Policy

Biovision Foundation has recently launched the website “Agroecology Info Pool" that serves as a platform to provide evidence, knowledge and experiences on the impacts and multiple benefits of Agroecology


08.03.2019

The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence ...

media release by FiBL about a workshop held on 26 February 2019 in Brussels, where FiBL presented results of their research on the performance of organic agriculture in tropical and sub-tropical climate zones


01.03.2019

Towards improved sustainability of palm oil ...

press release by FiBL about its assessment and comparison of different organic and conventional palm oil producers in Africa and South America, madated by COOP and SECO in order to clarify to what extent organically certified palm oil helps ensure better environmental and social impact


01.03.2019

Groups make it easier than a loan alone

news by Syngenta Foundation about Joint Liability Groups making it easier for smallholders in India to get loans from banks


13.02.2019

Confluence of Agriculture Development and Healthcare: A turning point in rural progress

News of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about a new approach of the MaolKeki Foundation and Syngenta Foundation India to improve the last mile services in agriculture and healthcare in rural areas.


29.01.2019

“Inequality also harms the environment”

Interview with CDE researcher Graziano Ceddia.


25.01.2019

Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT)

The new SPIRIT programme launched by SNF facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. Submission of pre-proposals: all year round


18.01.2019

New Cocoa Value Chain Projects

at the first member event of the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa seven new value chain projects have been presented, that aim to promote the sustainability in cocoa origin countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast through innovative approaches


18.12.2018

What have they found so far?

News by Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about their initiative to make agricultural extension a part of radio broadcasting in Kenya.


11.12.2018

«Nachhaltigkeit gehört in die Legislaturziele»

Report about the 20 years anniversary event of the "Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships" of KFPE


11.12.2018

Mountain communities must be able to pursue their well-being

Interview with CDE researcher Susanne Wymann von Dach about the theme #MountainsMatter of this year's International Mountain Day.


04.12.2018

Switzerland on track to achieve goals of international cooperation

Press release by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs about the mid-term report of the Swiss International Cooperation.


30.11.2018

WFSC Research Symposium 2018 - Presentations and Posters

This symposium highlighted the research that the ETH World Food System Center Research Programs support as well as other food system relevant research conducted by WFSC members; all presentations and posters are available online.


23.11.2018

“It’s time to make trade agreements sustainable”

interview with Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, expert in sustainable trade relations at CDE, around the question of how the state can promote trade relations that foster sustainable development


20.11.2018

International Conference on Organic Agricultural Sciences ICOAS successfully held for the first time in Austria

Press release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).


16.11.2018

Wyss Foundation supports the University of Bern

media release by the University of Bern about funding by the Wyss Foundation to carry out two regional practically-oriented research projects in Kenya and Peru to develop innovative approaches for the land use and strategies for biodiversity conservation


16.11.2018

Die Schweiz leistet Beitrag zur Integrität des internationalen Biomarkts

press release by FiBL about the successful conclusion of a project that allowed to professionalize the Organic Certification Bodies in Albania, Macedonia, India and Ukraine


14.11.2018

Nachhaltigkeitsziele sind ohne Nord-Süd-Forschung nicht erreichbar

Press release by the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)


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