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

News: SysCom Kenya International Media Release

First results of the SysCom Kenya trial showing the potential of organic agriculture. Please have a look at our news page for further information: News & Events

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.