Particularly farming groups often demand increased land mobility. This paper shows that increased land mobility can only be achieved under deteriorating agricultural policy conditions. As for the extent of land mobility, it is unimportant whether this process takes place via price reductions or decreased direct payments. It is possible, however, to in-crease land mobility via deteriorating policy conditions for potential farm successors only.
Despite the current challenges of e.g. the war in Ukraine and climate change, the Swiss food sector is relatively resilient. This is the conclusion reached by Agroscope’s report on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for National Economic Supply.
The pandemic has influenced not only our everyday life but also our behaviour. Agroscope looked at which population groups and behaviours experienced or underwent particularly significant changes, and what this means for our health.
Swiss dairy farms are more strongly affected by structural change than other farm types. An analysis of the farms exiting the sector or switching focus highlights influencing factors.