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Switzerland grew more cereals in 2021

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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). You can find further information in the press releases in German, French and Italian. The English version only contains the lead of the press release. Download press release: Switzerland grew more cereals in 2021 Other languages FR IT DE Associated

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Switzerland grew more cereals in 2021

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).

You can find further information in the press releases in German, French and Italian. The English version only contains the lead of the press release.


Download press release: Switzerland grew more cereals in 2021

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Farm structure census in 2021


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