When it comes to developing recommendations for action for limiting administrative work, knowledge about both the perception of work and the actual work is important. This topic was investigated using the example of the Programme for the Promotion of Grassland-Based Milk and Meat Production (GMMP). A survey of 892 farmers revealed that the perception of administrative work does not correlate with the actual work. On the other hand, complaints regarding checks of the Proof of Ecological Performance (PEP) certificate lead to farmers giving higher estimates for their administrative work. Furthermore, farmers who find the new reforms over the course of the complete AP 14–17 package difficult to understand perceive their additional administrative work as significantly higher. Thus, in order to reduce perceived administrative work, not only should data acquisition be simplified, but the understanding and transparency of agricultural policy should also be improved.
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.