On 16 October 2019, Fribourg State Councillors Olivier Curty and Didier Castella officially launched the new AgriCo Campus in St-Aubin dedicated to value creation in the sectors of agriculture, nutrition and biomass. They seized this opportunity to announce nearly CHF 4 million in overall funding to completely overhaul the site’s administration building, particularly intended to provide office space and conference rooms.
With its large industrial zones suitable for construction, service buildings also equipped with laboratory installations, a million m2 of agricultural land providing the possibility to carry out large-scale experiments - in collaboration with the operational farmer -, the AgriCo Campus, short for the Swiss Campus for Agri and Food Innovation, is simply in a class by itself. Located in the plain of the Broye region, the AgriCo Campus is dedicated to value creation in the sectors of agriculture, nutrition and biomass. Its unique conception makes it possible to cover the entire range of stages involved from applied research to final production in accordance with the “From Farm to Fork” principle. The aim is also to promote multiple synergies between private stakeholders, institutional actors and academic partners, in particular the Grangeneuve Agricultural Institute and Agroscope.