On the supply side, there is a very close relationship between the milk and meat markets. This means that changes in basic conditions on the milk market have an impact on both the milk and the meat market. A change in supply interacts with consumer demand to generate new market balances and prices, whereby any adjustments in foreign trade and border controls also exert an influence. Market development for milk, beef and veal up until 2011 is forecast using a dynamic simulation model. The development of the price for milk, combined with market support, is decisive for the competitivity of dairy products, whereby, the various preferences in demand both at home and abroad have a significant impact. In the case of the meat market however, price developments are dictated not only by domestic production but, in particular, by adjustments in market access.
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.
The agricultural sector as an aggregate proved resilient to the COVID-19 shock. But how did it impact agribusiness firms within the sector? Using the Swiss case, we provide the first set of evidence on how agri-food importing firms survived the pandemic economically.
Agricultural economics research uses a multitude of methods and approaches to assess existing and new policy measures. This is the basis for agricultural policy that demonstrably makes a difference, i.e. is evidence-based.