Research Institute for Organic Agriculture, Frick

The Swiss agricultural sector model CH-FARMIS

Future agricultural policy reforms will be a new challenge for Swiss agriculture. As a result of differences in competitiveness, it is expected that agriculture will be differently affected by a further agricultural liberalisation. In order to be able to conduct a highly differentiated policy impact analysis for specific groups of farms, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) has developed the agricultural sector model CH-FARMIS. The model is based on a representative farm sample of Swiss agriculture. Individual sample farms are merged to farm groups and aggregated to sector accounts by using farm-groups specific weights. The group composition can be flexible changed. This allows a detailed analysis of the impact of alternative policy option, for example, on different farm types, regions or farming-systems.

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