The ‘Socioeconomics’ Research Group deals with the social dimension of sustainability in agriculture, setting it in relation to economic factors. In addition to conducting interviews and surveys, work economics, with its systematic recording of working-time requirement on farms, plays an important role here. The Group works methodically with time measurements and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

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Agroscope's socioeconomic research addresses many problem areas: It assesses the consequences of different policy frameworks for the production of milk, meat and plants, identifies social problems and defines effective tools for their elimination.

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