17.05.2022 - In 2021, the area under cereals (146 400 ha) increased by 3% compared with 2020, while that under potatoes (-2%) and sugar beet (-8%) decreased. The number of farms (48 864) fell further, while organic farming continued to grow. While the number of dairy cows stabilised, the number of poultry continued its upward trajectory (+1.1%). Furthermore, 150 200 people (+0.5%) worked on farms in Switzerland. These results are taken from the farm structure survey 2021 conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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