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Agriculture`s contribution to food security

In addition to providing other multifunctional services, Swiss agriculture contributes to assuring that the population is supplied with foodstuffs. In the event of a crisis, supplies do not depend primarily on domestic production, but on the foodstuffs available in the mandatory stockpiles and the supply chain. However, the maintenance of production potential is essential for medium- and long-term assurance. Under today’s basic conditions, long-term food security is assured. On the other hand, given the assumption that inland production is exposed to world market conditions, supply security deteriorates noticeably compared to the current situation.

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