The 'Managerial Economics' Research Group is the Swiss federal centre of competence in the field of microeconomic data for agriculture and collects accountancy data from two samples for this purpose. The Research Group conducts the annual income monitoring survey of the Swiss agricultural sector on behalf of the Swiss Confederation. The Group’s research encompasses business and microeconomic analyses of agricultural production and the upstream and downstream industries. The focus here is on identifying promising business and management strategies serving to increase value-added and boost efficiency in agriculture. The Group's research portfolio also includes work at the interface between economics and ecology, with the aim of better understanding farmers' decisions in this area of conflict and identifying possible options for action.