Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART, CH-8356 Ettenhausen

Effect of summer pasturing payments

Summer pasturing payments are provided with the aim of ensuring the management and maintenance of summer grazing pastures. Calculations performed with the SILAS sector model show that these payments contribute decisively to transhumance, and hence to the management and maintenance of alpine pastures. Nevertheless, they cannot halt the trend of declining summer grazing of alpine pastures until the year 2011. In order to ensure transhumance at the current level, a substantial increase in payments would in fact be necessary.

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