Agricultural Policy


Switzerland is a small country, with a limited area available for agricultural use. Development pressures persist, and the costs of agricultural production are high. Federal agricultural policy establishes an appropriate framework enabling Swiss farmers to fulfil their duties, for the benefit of society, as defined in the Federal Constitution (Art. 104 and 104a).

Agricultural policy after 2022 (AP22+)

The Federal Council’s Dispatch on the development of agricultural policy after 2022 (AP22+) was adopted on 12 February 2020. This positions the agricultural sector in such a way as to take account of the concerns of the population. Swiss agriculture thus has a suitable framework for increasingly focusing on the added value of its products. The efficiency of farms is to be increased, and environmental impacts and consumption of non-renewable resources are to be further reduced.

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Last modification 06.01.2021

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