Ernährungssicherheit in der Schweiz

Häberli, Christian (2015). Ernährungssicherheit in der Schweiz. In: Landwirtschaft und Verfassungsrecht - Initiativen, Zielbestimmungen, rechtlicher Gehalt. Schriften zum Recht des ländlichen Raums – Collection de Droit Rural: Vol. 9 (pp. 145-175). Zürich/St. Gallen: Dike Verlag AG

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Food security is the first of three objectives enshrined in Article 104 of the Swiss Federal Constitution to which agricultural policy is expected to make a substantial contribution. A review of the instruments – high border protection, large domestic and a few export subsidies – shows, however, that the real objective of the present agricultural policy is in fact (Swiss) farm security. By the same token it impairs the contribution to Swiss food security of three related instruments i.e. trade, supply and development policies. The focus on family farm structures and landscape management even reduces the food production potential of Swiss farmers. The findings suggest (i) optimisation of food stockpile management by taxpayer contributions (instead of by consumers), (ii) a participation in virtual food security schemes (in analogy to the International Energy Agency), and (iii) efficiency improvements of Swiss farms through gradually increasing international competition. However, in the long run the WTO Green Box has the only legal, unlimited and effective tools to genuinely promote both Swiss agriculture and food security without a deleterious impact on food security in developing countries.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)


02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Häberli, Christian Martin


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation


978 3 03751 752 9


Schriften zum Recht des ländlichen Raums – Collection de Droit Rural


Dike Verlag AG


[42] Schweizerischer Nationalfonds




Christian Häberli

Date Deposited:

03 Jun 2016 08:31

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:56

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Tagungsband der 4. Luzerner Agrarrechtstage 2014




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