The abolishment of the swiss raw milk quota is analyzed. While the raw milk production increases by 14 % the price for raw milk producers is remarkably sinking. Taking the bilateral contracts between Switzerland and the European Union into consideration only a small raise of the raw milk quantity results. The analysis is carried out by the general equilibrium model of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP).
Policies to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are more effective and more efficient if they are set at the regional level and not at the level of individual farms. This can help achieve climate targets.
Global food availability is expected to remain stable in the medium term. Food security challenges in Switzerland include the decline in agricultural land area per capita, higher incidence of extreme weather events and increased pressure from pests.
Different cultural backgrounds lead to different uptake of biodiversity agri-environmental schemes at the inner-Swiss French-German language border. Economic policy incentives could mitigate culture-driven behavioral differences.