The road to the finished organic product on the shelf is a long one. Often, it entails a lot of research work along the entire value chain. In 1992, we began promoting the development of organic apple-growing together with the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL) – with tremendous success: in the space of ten years, numerous fruit growers switched to organic methods. Today, we are able to offer our customers a wide range of high-quality and flavoursome organic apples.
We have provided the FiBL with financial assistance since 1994. In total, we invest at least CHF 1 million a year in the FiBL's basic research in the field of organic agriculture and thus continue to promote the development of organic agriculture. The aim of the numerous projects is to further develop organic agriculture through basic research and to support the development of organic products for Coop. The FiBL is one of the world's leading research establishments in the field of organic agriculture.