Mastering the challenges of the future

Apfel, Erdbeeren und Getreide in der Innerschweiz

Researchers from WSL, Agroscope and Vrije University Amsterdam have applied methods from futurology to identify four megatrends in European agriculture. This study should help to master the challenges of the future.

Climate change, environmental and animal welfare policies, ageing farmers: Europe's agriculture is facing enormous challenges, which vary diametrically depending on the region. Where will farming soon become unprofitable? Where are laws forcing them to change their practices? A study co-led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL has now investigated this for all of Europe.

New WSL: These are the trends Europe's agriculture will have to cope with



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