In January 2006, the Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART carried out a survey of all farming collectives (FCs) in Switzerland. The aim of the survey was to obtain findings on the organisation of the FCs, as well as on the satisfaction levels and communication and conflict-management strategies of the partners. In the present study, logistic regression was used to determine factors influencing the intention to disband a farming collective. The longer a FC has existed, the greater the intention is to disband it. In addition, the risk of dissolution increases when the partners are not related and if there is a high level of conflict in the FC. If, on the other hand, preliminary preparations are not rushed and the FC is set up properly, and if expansion investments were even made at the time of set-up, there is a high likelihood of the FC lasting a long time.
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.