Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, and is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Agroscope makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.
Agroscope researches along the entire value chain of the agriculture and the food sector. Its goals are a competitive and multifunctional agricultural sector, high-quality food for a healthy diet, and an intact environment. In pursuing these aims, the research institute gears itself to the needs of its service recipients.
Agroscope deals with six thematic priorities from which its research fields and responsibilities are derived. Topic-related research across the different sites is of crucial importance here: Agroscope is measured against its overall performance in the six thematic priorities:

- Ecological Intensification
- Safeguarding Natural Resources
- Climate Protection and Change
- Food and Nutrition
- Better Competitiveness
- Vital and Attractive Rural Areas
Castle 1
P.O. Box
8820 Wädenswil
Phone: +41 58 463 84 18
Fax: +41 58 463 82 27

Lukas Bertschinger
Dr., Delegate for National and International Research Cooperation
Phone: +41 58 460 62 02