From 2010, standard output is used to classify farms within the framework of the Farm Accountancy Data Network of the European Union. As a monetary variable, standard output describes the average monetary value of agricultural production at producer prices. To make it still possible to compare the accountancy results of Swiss agriculture with those of the EU countries, the concept of standard output must be applied to Swiss farms. The calculation of the standard output coefficients form the basis for this conversion.
Agrivoltaics combines energy generation and agricultural production on the same land. Although this system is eliciting increasing interest, its success depends on numerous factors and the most compatible crops have yet to be identified.
How do farmers experience social sustainability on their farms? As an Agroscope study shows, this depends on farmers’ identities and farm types.
Cheese stands out as one of the main Swiss agricultural trade offensive interests. Outside the EU, the USA are an important export destination. The CAPRI model allows to assess the impact of a free trade agreement for cheese between the USA and CH.