Focus Alpine Farming

Switzerland has over 7000 alpine farms, which account for one-third of the agricultural land cultivated in the country. Alpine pastures occupy the middle ground between abandonment and intensification, and a wide variety of challenges exist in connection with their profitability, labour shortage, availability of suitable animals for summer grazing, the preservation of biodiversity, climate change, etc.

In the joint project AlpFUTUR, we have joined forces with the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL to conduct an inventory of alpine summer grazing in Switzerland. At you’ll find answers to a wide range of questions on the future of alpine summer grazing in Switzerland.