Economic Modelling and Policy Analysis

Ökonomische Modellierung und Politikanalyse

The Swiss agricultural sector is caught between the competing demands of society’s expectations. Using economic models, Agroscope evaluates the impacts of agricultural policy instruments on social objectives and highlights trade-offs.



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Supply-and-demand volumes can be depicted and their future trends calculated.

Policy Analysis

Agroscope investigates how policy measures can reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture.

Trade Analyses

Agroscope conducts research on foreign trade in agricultural products.


The SWISSfoodSys model aims to assess and optimise the sustainability of food systems.

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Pflanzliche Alternativen in der Ernährung

Plant-Based Alternatives – an Analysis of the Last Ten Years

The study examines the discourse in the media on plant-based alternatives in Switzerland to gain insights into current trends. Instead of questioning consumers directly, the researchers analysed the media discourse which shapes and reflects consumer perceptions.


How Vulnerable is Switzerland in terms of Food Imports?

Owing to its low degree of self-sufficiency, Switzerland is highly dependent on food imports. Because of this, it is important to assess its vulnerability in terms of supply security of these key imported goods.


Food Security in Switzerland

Switzerland is dependent on imports. Agroscope compiles a yearly report on behalf of the Federal Office for National Economic Supply.

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Last modification 21.05.2024

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