Short- and long-run policy evaluation: support for grassland-based milk production in Switzerland

In recent years, concentrate supplementation in milk production has increased worldwide with negative eects on the environment and food security. To counteract this trend, Switzerland introduced an agri-environmental program to support grassland-based milk production in 2014. This paper combines ex-post and ex-ante methods to evaluate short- and long-run eects of this policy on environmental and economic outcomes and to evaluate the policy's contribution to food security. We nd that the policy has no eect on environmental outcomes like ecological area and N surplus but substantial eects on economic outcomes like milk yield per cow and farm income. Furthermore, the program aects food security positively.


Issue Date:
Aug 28 2017
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
20




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