Department Environmental Social Sciences

Transformation in Pesticide Governance (TRAPEGO)

This is an SNF-funded Sinergia project. It deals with the sustainable transformation of Swiss agriculture in order to internalize negative externalities from pesticide use. This project is a truly inter- and transdisciplinary endeavor involving health and political scientists, agronomists, environmental scientists, decision and media analysts, and transdisciplinary scientists.To simultaneously achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda in areas such as Biodiversity Conservation, Food Production and Consumption, a fundamental transformation in land use and agricultural production seems indispensable. Different interests, needs, and priorities render this task a real challenge. So the general question arises: how can we achieve successful sustainable transformation in areas of societal, economic, and environmental trade-offs? To answer this question, we focus on pesticide use in agriculture in Switzerland; a cross-cutting theme where interests related to agricultural production are challenged by human and environmental health concerns. 


You can find more information on the (TRAPEGO project website)

Project Team

Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold Group leader, Cluster: PEGO Tel. +41 58 765 5676 Send Mail
PD Dr. Judit Lienert Group Leader, Cluster: DA (Decision Analysis) Tel. +41 58 765 5574 Send Mail
Dr. Sabine Hoffmann Group Leader, Cluster: ITD Tel. +41 58 765 6818 Send Mail
Dr. Christian Stamm Deputy Director Tel. +41 58 765 5565 Send Mail
Dr. Benjamin Hofmann Postdoctoral Researcher Tel. +41 58 765 5948 Send Mail
Milena Wiget Doctoral Student Tel. +41 58 765 6749 Send Mail
Dr. Ueli Reber Postdoctoral Researcher Tel. +41 58 765 5671 Send Mail

External team members

Prof. Dr. Robert Finger (ETH Zurich)

Chloe McCallum (ETH Zurich)

Lucca Zachmann (ETH Zurich)

Prof. Dr. Nicole Probst (Swiss TPH and University of Basel)

Dr. Mirko Winkler (Swiss TPH and University of Basel)

Dr. Samuel Fuhrimann (Swiss TPH and University of Basel)

Dr. Lucius Tamm (FIBL)

Jennifer Mark (FIBL)


Hofmann, B.; Ingold, K.; Stamm, C.; Ammann, P.; Eggen, R. I. L.; Finger, R.; Fuhrimann, S.; Lienert, J.; Mark, J.; McCallum, C.; Probst-Hensch, N.; Reber, U.; Tamm, L.; Wiget, M.; Winkler, M. S.; Zachmann, L.; Hoffmann, S. (2023) Barriers to evidence use for sustainability: insights from pesticide policy and practice, Ambio, 52(2), 425-439, doi:10.1007/s13280-022-01790-4, Institutional Repository
Möhring, N.; Ingold, K.; Kudsk, P.; Martin-Laurent, F.; Niggli, U.; Siegrist, M.; Studer, B.; Walter, A.; Finger, R. (2020) Pathways for advancing pesticide policies, Nature Food, 1, 535-540, doi:10.1038/s43016-020-00141-4, Institutional Repository


Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold Group leader, Cluster: PEGO Tel. +41 58 765 5676 Send Mail


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, Sinergia

Project duration: 2021 - 2025