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.
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.