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Sustainable Development Strategy 2016-2019

The Federal Council adopted the Sustainable Development Strategy 2016–2019 in January of this year. The Strategy sets out the Federal Council's medium to long-term policy priorities in the area of sustainable development. It also indicates the contribution that Switzerland will make towards achieving the United Nations' global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategy is now available in typeset form, as well in an abridged version. You can download it or order a free copy via the following link:


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics designated an FAO Reference Centre

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has appointed SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as the FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics. SIB's expertise together with its state-of-the-art scientific services led to the choice of the Institute. The Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, in charge of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, is delighted with this nomination that he says "honours Switzerland". SIB is collaborating with FAO on the screening, monitoring and follow-up of zoonotic diseases (or zoonoses), which are animal infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans, such as avian influenza, and also on animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease.

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Main aspects of the Agricultural Policy for 2014-2017
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Swiss agriculture on the move
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