SWISSland - Structural Change Information System Switzerland

SWISSland Teaser

The SWISSland model system illustrates supply-and-demand quantities of agricultural raw products in the Swiss agricultural sector and projects future trends for these whilst taking account of (nett) external trade in agricultural goods on the global market.

SWISSland serves to evaluate the consequences of agricultural policy measures, the impact of internal and external market influences, and the effects of the heterogeneous site conditions specific to the alpine region on income trends, structural change and land management in the Swiss agricultural sector.

Developed by the Socioeconomics Research Group, Strategic Research Division (RD) “Competitiveness and System Evaluation” at Agroscope’s Tänikon site, and employed primarily as a policy advisory tool, SWISSland has been used since 2011 to analyse agricultural policy issues.

Objectives of the SWISSland model

Project management

Model structure, home page and documentation

Supply-model optimisation and calibration

Demand-module optimisation and calibration

Interaction and hardware

Extrapolation for the agricultural sector and environmental indicators

Project partners