FiBL is an independent institute engaged in research, education and extension in organic farming. The Institute was established in 1973 as a private charitable foundation in Switzerland. Between 2000 and 2017, additional autonomously operating FiBL institutes were established in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium and France. The close collaboration between 300 experts across national and institutional boundaries has generated exceptional expertise, many economic synergies, and a strong force to drive change in the agricultural sector. FiBL’s mode of operation is committed and professional, placing equal value on fundamental research, joint developments with farmers and the food trade, and dialogue with society at large.
Plant breeding for agroecological and organic cropping systems is core mission No. 1 of FiBL. FiBL’s breeding research makes a pioneering contribution to the ecological and economic capacity of the sustainable and diverse global organic farming sector. We are guided by the needs of the entire value chain and develop cooperative and participatory strategies based on the latest scientific findings and in accordance with organic farming standards. For all questions concerning organic plant breeding or organic seed at national, EU or global levels, FiBL is a valued and professional contact for breeders, researchers, farmers, agricultural advisers, certifiers, the trade sector and policy-making bodies.
Meeting point Organic breeding as a continuation of the special exhibition “Organic right from the start”