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The competitive viability of agriculture, especially sheep farming, in the Swiss mountain areas


Forum Kleinwiederkauer ( 6): 4-6;7-9
The competitive viability of agriculture, especially sheep farming, in the Swiss mountain areas
In Swiss full time and main time mountain farms cattle provide the main source of income. Sheep have merely been a source of supplementary earnings for full or spare time farms and are not able to provide a livelihood on their own. Sheep, however. offer a sustainable and environmentally desirable land use which can make use of spare labour and existing buildings under new agricultural policies. An optimal policy for a diversified mountain agriculture will seek to guide structural change.

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