Dr Paul Mäder
Head of the Department of Soil Sciences
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Phone +41 865 7232
Fax +41 865 7273
Email paul.maeder(at)
Personal webpage

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, is one of the world’s leading organic farming research and technology transfer centres dedicated to sustainable agriculture. It focusses on applied agronomic, socio-economic and veterinary research and the dissemination of scientific results.

Legally, FiBL is a private organisation. It is funded by the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture as well as by many project-related funds of public and private organisations and companies. FiBL is and was a partner in more than 40 projects under the European Union's Research  Framework Programmes.

FiBL's Soil Science Division is conducting four long-term trials: The DOK trial and three trials with reduced tillage.

Scientists involved