In Switzerland, tree planting incentives for sustainable landscape management are highly promoted by the government. Nevertheless, there is a gap in the development of high-value supply chains of local tree products.

Slow Food’s mission is to preserve local endangered foods and defend gastronomic tradition via biodiversity projects such as the “Presidi” projects. In 2016, PUR Projet started working with Slow Food Switzerland to support small-scale farmers to produce and sell local quality products such as kirsch from cherry trees in the region of Aarau or nut oil from nut trees in the Vaud area.



Vaud and Fribourg cantons, Switzerland


Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Slow Food Switzerland


Small-scale farmers

supply chain

Fruits and Vegetables

Local partner

Slow Food Switzerland is a non-profit association founded more than 20 years ago and belongs to the Slow Food International network present in 160 countries with 100 000 members. Slow Food Switzerland contributes to listing local endangered foods and defending gastronomic tradition via biodiversity projects such as the “Ark of Taste” (list of products) and “Presidi” projects. The activities of the NGO range from promoting, researching and supporting local supply-chains and gastronomic valorization of local products. The NGO also promotes network-building activities with local farmers.

Plantation models

Species planted

Walnut - Juglans regia franquette

Walnut – Juglans regia franquette

Walnut - Juglans regia Fernor

Walnut – Juglans regia Fernor

Pear- Pyrus - different varieties

Pear- Pyrus – different varieties

Hazelnut - Henni variety

Hazelnut – Henni variety

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