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Urs Niggli

Responsibilities

  • Strategic business development
  • Executive management
  • Consultancy

Urs Niggli is one of the world’s foremost agricultural scientists and was the Director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) until March 2020. Under his leadership FiBL grew from 20 staff to its current 200, became a leading research establishment in the area of organic agriculture, and developed into a European network with offices in Germany, France, Austria and Hungary as well as a representation in Brussels. 

Current activities

«In addition to ecologically and socially responsible agriculture my primary focus is also on nutrition. The immense pressure to keep increasing yields for a growing human population can be mitigated if we reduce food waste and feed less grain to livestock. Self-confident farmers are essential for global sustainability and food security.»