Project info: Farming Systems Comparison in the Tropics

  • Project title: Farming Systems Comparison in the Tropics
  • Start: 2007
  • Project sites: Kenya, India, Bolivia
  • Implemented by: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Main partners: Institute of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe). bioRe India Association, Ecotop S.R.L, Institute of Ecology (University San Andres, La Paz), PIAF-El Ceibo Foundation
  • Funded by: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation,  Liechtenstein Development Service, Coop Sustainability Fund, Biovision Foundation

Farming Systems Comparison in the Tropics


The project "Farming Systems Comparison in the Tropics", implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), aims to establish a scientific basis for discussions on the performance and potential of conventional and organic agricultural production systems in the tropics. It has been running since 2007. In three tropical countries – Kenya, India and Bolivia – long-term farming systems comparison field trials have been established in concert with participatory on-farm research on technology development, focussing on a different cropping system in each country.