Our expertise is diverse and broad-based. It encompasses, for instance, expert knowledge in agricultural economics, specific know-how about livestock and plant production systems, experience in sustainability assessment and an in-depth understanding of farming in developing countries.

Plant Production Systems

Our research priorities in the field of plant production systems are

Livestock Systems and Horse Care

Our fields of proven research expertise include

Sustainability and Ecosystems

In our research on sustainability and ecosystems we focus on

Agricultural Economics

We provide research and advice for the various branches of the agri-food value chain in the fields of

International Agriculture and Rural Development

In our commissions and projects we address the production-engineering, ecological and socio-economic issues that arise in the farming sectors of the developing world. Priorities include

  • Agricultural production systems
  • Market access and value chains
  • Society and politics
  • Skills development and knowledge management
  • Project management

Food Value Chain

By cooperating with selected research units of BFH-HAFL’s Food Science and Management Division we are in a position to address the entire value chain from field to fork. Cooperation with BFH’s Health Department further broadens our scope to encompass food and health aspects.