Forschungsanstalt Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil

Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil WBF represents one of the three Swiss federal agricultural research institutes, gathered under the name Agroscope. Aroscope Changins-Wädenswil WBF is a public research institution doing impact-oriented research and development for the Swiss agrifood-sector particulaly adressing sustainable plant production and plant-derived food systems in order to provide results and recommendations for Swiss and international agriculture. One of the areas of study include fruit production. Agroscope WBF has an expertise in this domain and possesses state-of-the-art fields, greenhouses and laboratory facilities adapted for research, breeding and cultivation of fruits such as berries, stone and pomme fruits. Agroscope WBF is internationally highly recognized mainly due to the breeding of high quality fruit cultivars.
Furthermore, Agroscope WBF develops and improves the cultivation procedures in order to allow a production of high-quality fruits, improves efficiency of control methods against pests and diseases and develops novel analytical methods to determine taste and health related compounds with rapid and/or non-destructive tools. The transfer of knowledge and the support to apply research results by SMEs are also important activities of Agroscope WBF. Strategic agendas for research and innovation for fruit production and fruit storage are done every 4 years in the context of Swiss conditions.

TRAFOON Successful Open Innovation case:

Dirfis Mushrooms in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) Germany developed dried mushroom products, naturally-enriched with vitamin D in a sustainable way using a innovative solar drying technology.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613912