Based on the income and the activity-sector preferences of the farm manager’s family to date, the SWISSland model optimises the production of the individual agents, and – after the interaction between the supply and market modules – furnishes sectoral parameters. First and foremost, these include product-quantity, land-use and workforce trends, as well as income trends according to agricultural accounting, sectoral input and output factors for calculating environmental impacts, and important structural indicators such as the number of farms, farm sizes and types, or the number of farms that have changed their form of agriculture.
The output parameters for the ex-ante analyses and their degree of aggregation depend essentially on the wishes of those commissioning our calculations. A selection of these parameters is normally published in reports for the Federal Administration, or in articles in journals.
Output parameters of the demand module