The aim of this study is to determine the quality of life of farmers after farm transfer. The conditions of the farm transfer have a major impact on financial provision for old age. Without right of abode, financial bottlenecks can occur in retirement, since the old-age/survivors’ pension cannot cover the current costs of living. Hard physical labour, scant leisure and burdens such as caring for one’s parents have left their traces in health terms. For many, giving up responsibility for the farm is a relief. Having time for oneself, one’s spouse or partner, one’s children or one’s siblings is of great importance for retired farmers after farm transfer.
Pfister M., Feller S., Stöckli L.
The training programme for farmworkers imparts broad skills to academically weak learners. What chances do they have on the labour market today and in the future and how do they succeed in making the transition to further training?
El Benni N., Ryser U., Rösch M., Mattmann M., Abt F., Paupe L. and Gusset M.
The Swiss agricultural sector currently makes little use of the opportunities offered by digitalisation. A charter launched in 2018 aims to further develop the digitalisation of the Swiss agricultural and food sector and to exploit the potential in the interests of all stakeholders.
Breitenmoser S., Steinger Th., Hiltpold I., Grosjean Y., Nussbaum V., Bussereau F., Klötzli F., Widmer N. and Baux A.
Sowing oilseed rape with other plants reduces damage caused by adult flea beetle, according to a study conducted at Agroscope. This intercropping approach could limit reliance on insecticides and the emergence of resistant pests.