In its summer session 2003 the Swiss parliament concluded its debate concerning its message on the further development of agrarian policy (agrarian policy 2007). For the most part it supported the Federal Council’s proposals. On the basis of these changes in current law, as well as for the purposes of optimising their implementation, the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs put the seal on a series of ordinances for 2007. They include changes in 40 federal ordinances. The consultation process regarding this package will last until 5 September 2003.
Employment in the agricultural sector is declining in many European countries, especially in livestock farming. Direct payments can counter this trend and lead to the employment of more – especially female – family members on the farm.
Despite the current challenges of e.g. the war in Ukraine and climate change, the Swiss food sector is relatively resilient. This is the conclusion reached by Agroscope’s report on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for National Economic Supply.
The pandemic has influenced not only our everyday life but also our behaviour. Agroscope looked at which population groups and behaviours experienced or underwent particularly significant changes, and what this means for our health.